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Is Pornography A "Legitimate" Business?

Is Pornography A "Legitimate" Business?
I read a news article the other day that questioned the "legitimacy" of the online porn business, and it started me thinking about the meaning of the word ‘legitimate,’ the validity of the author’s statements, and the value that mainstream society places on "legitimacy." The article in ques... More »

Undercutting: A Bad Design Ethic

Undercutting: A Bad Design Ethic
Kyle (DQubed) originally posted the following as a 'Design Station' poll and discussion thread on XBiz' Cosmic Village message board system. While initially focusing on the price of logos and the worth of a designer's time, the issues raised transcend these questions and apply to anyone who works as... More »

The Problem With Junk E-Mail

The Problem With Junk E-Mail
We all get junk mail at home. It's an accepted fact of life, at least in the U.S., So why is Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE) - a/k/a "spam" or "junk email" such a problem? To understand the problem of UCE, you must first understand what is most often advertised via UCE. There are many places o... More »

Boycott Microsoft

Boycott Microsoft
According to Slap Nutz, when you buy any 'XP' software, you do not own it, instead Microsoft owns you, all due to their restrictive End User Licensing Agreement (EULA), which violates the law and abrogates consumer rights. Her solution? Boycott Microsoft and their XP software! I can remember when... More »

Don't Blindly Believe

Don't Blindly Believe
There has been a lot of talk about belief lately, from the whole God debate starting up around the US Pledge of Allegiance, to newbies asking if a certain offer is believable. Belief is an interesting creature, coming easily to some, while others need evidence and proof to believe... While this i... More »

Natural Appreciation

Natural Appreciation
There is a thread on XBiz' Content Corner Message Board concerning the 'Type of Model' that most people tend to prefer. Our friend Lopix had a few thoughts to share that echo the feelings of many other gentlemen, and provide a marketing hint that shouldn't be ignored: reality rules! I am wonderin... More »

The Illusion of Power

The Illusion of Power
Why is it that everyone is concerned with power? Power is something that a lot of us want, a few of us don't want, and the rest wonder about. It is not the end all be all, it is not even that important. The problem is, power is but an illusion. Some would say that men have power over women becaus... More »

Perception of the Adult Biz

Perception of the Adult Biz
I have seen a lot of talk these days about what is wrong in the world. While there are a lot of terrible people out there, from terrorists to child molesters, it seems that many times adult Webmasters and those involved in the industry get lumped in with the rest of the "bad apples." I guess what... More »

The Moral Dilemmas of Content Exploitation Online

The Moral Dilemmas of Content Exploitation Online
The talk about the recent widespread release of the Daniel Pearl Video (news ) and the fact that I have inevitably run into this video online has started me thinking about the moral dilemmas a webmaster faces when publishing questionable or controversial content online. Interest runs through all ... More »

To Be Or Not To Be...

To Be Or Not To Be...
How many times did you ask yourself that question before choosing the path of adult entertainment? Yes, it is true that some of us jump in without a parachute before thinking things through carefully, and I'm one of those kind of people, but this is one path that I did at least think about before ta... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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