Svaha Spirit Series ~ Another Great TEDTalk

I think this video, a tongue-in-cheek analysis by Sebastian Wernicke could also be translated for bloggers. He show how statistical information can help you create the optimal TED Talk. We use Google Analytics to see what content is viewed more, which days and times have more traffic on Tara Cronica. I like to check it a couple times a week and find it really useful information. Google Analytics stopped working for about three weeks and it drove me crazy! I love seeing what draws more readers in regard to content ect. Bonnie introduced me to TED Talks last year, they are so varied and it’s easy to get lost in them as I did here. Enjoy!

Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks)


I’ll Give You Happy Ending

Last week Tracy wrote a post called “You Want Happy Ending?” and our site saw a big spike in traffic.  The post was basically about how she doesn’t expect an unrealistic fairy tale ending from romance anymore.  Suddenly hundreds of new people visited our site.  Most only stayed for a couple of seconds. What were they hoping to find?  “happy endings” I guess.  Really?… from us? (If you are unsure of the urban meaning of “happy ending” check out Urban Dictionary.)

I’m guessing they expected pictures of happy endings in massage parlours or perhaps even videos of happy endings in massage parlours?  They must have felt ripped off to have landed on a site created by three forty something’s who only hope to inspire by finding lyrical beauty in everyday happenings…and not those happenings.

So when they clicked on our site the first thing they would have seen was a pretty picture of a lovely romantic looking castle in the clouds.  Ha! I say! Ha, to all of you that expected something lewd.  We are nice girls and don’t publish pictures or videos of nude girls or people having sex on our web site.  We are not peddlers of porn or sex. Sorry to disappoint.  (I have happily used as many porn type keywords as I could manage in this post to lure a bunch back again.  Hee hee. Hey, I’m not proud, I want big numbers too.  😉  )

This sparked my curiosity about how many people are using the internet for porn so I looked up “internet pornography statistics” and woooo weeee there’s some big numbers.

The statistics are truly staggering. According to compiled numbers from respected news and research organizations, every second $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography. Every second 28,258 internet users are viewing pornography. In that same second 372 internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines. Every 39 minutes a new pornographic video is being created in the U.S. (…and these stats are from over 5 years ago. I’ll wager they’ve increased a lot.)

2006 Worldwide Pornography Revenues

Adult Internet Pornography Statistics
Pornography consumers access pornography both at work and at home. A total of 40 million U.S. adults regularly visit pornography websites. Ten percent of adults admit to an internet sexual addiction and 20 percent of men say they access pornography at work.

Adult Internet Pornography Statistics

Men admitting to accessing pornography at work


US adults who regularly visit Internet pornography websites

40 million

Promise Keeper men who viewed pornography in last week


Christians who said pornography is a major problem in the home


Adults admitting to Internet sexual addiction


Breakdown of male/female visitors to pornography sites

72% male – 28% female


Women and Pornography
According to statistics, men are not the only ones to access pornography at work. A total of 13 percent of women admit to accessing pornography at work. One in three visitors to pornographic websites are women.

Women and Pornography

Women keeping their cyber activities secret


Women struggling with pornography addiction


Ratio of women to men favoring chat rooms


Percentage of visitors to adult websites who are women

1 in 3 visitors

Women accessing adult websites each month

9.4 million

Women admitting to accessing pornography at work


Women, far more than men, are likely to act out their behaviors in real life, such as having multiple partners, casual sex or affairs.



It’s big business. The pornography industry has larger revenues than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Apple and Netflix combined.

So there’s your happy ending…well not yours, or mine really, but it’s definitely a happy ending for the porn industry.   Happy surfin’!  😉