User-Rated Porn 2.0

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Everybody has their own favorite porn 2.0 website that claims to be “the YouTube of porn!” A feature of these websites allows users to rate the videos on a star scale from 1-5 stars. The videos with blondes, lesbians, and white man/black girl combos consistently have the highest ratings. The question is why.

Since only people who watch the videos get to rate the videos, and since we can assume the quality of the videos is roughly consistent regardless of the classification of video, I conclude that the people looking for these specific types of videos have very low expectations for the quality and content of their requested video. I picture this scenario happening pretty often:

  1. Guy types “blonde” (or “blond”) in the search box
  2. Video has a blonde in it
  3. Guy gives video 5 stars

If everybody had to watch every video, I doubt there would be any video with more than 3 stars. Oh, and I don’t want to get blocked by NetNanny, so I’ll have to stop the discussion here. But if you’re interested, cultural maverick Mark Cuban has been consistently predicting the downfall of user supplied video sites because the economics of supplying videos to a large number of users don’t work. Here’s a recent one talking about how Hulu is kicking YouTube‘s ass.

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7 responses to “User-Rated Porn 2.0

  1. Greg

    So you’re saying the rating isn’t wrong, its just mis-interpreted. The “Rating” is just how accurate the title/tags are to the video in relation to what people were expecting. Seems fine to me.

  2. I disagree. I would think the average porn-surfer is going to be way more critical. When that dude clicks on his “blonde” video, he’s more likely to say “what the hell? She doesn’t have a beard which is what I require to get off! 1 star!!”

  3. Greg, those stars are definitely supposed to be rating the overall quality of the video. I guess I’m saying that the way videos are currently rated undermines the top-rated tab as well as the search results (highest star videos come up first). In a much larger sense, this shows how ratings of internet content by the masses is misrepresentative of it’s quality. I wish that was in the original post.

  4. Most of the high rated videos are usually a blonde chick doing fellatio. My personal favorite sites are redtube (Which is the real youtube of porn. Not enough variety though) and megarotic (You only have a ten video limit unless you join though, which is so 1 star)

  5. Eric, check out kuntfutube if you like Asians. It’s pretty quality.

  6. IDicky

    You wankers are all behind the curve. tnaflix.com is the the place to go.

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