Social networking sites are the hottest attraction on the Internet, dethroning pornography and highlighting a major change in how people communicate, according to a web guru.
Porn is (was) interesting only because it was forbidden. Living in a religiously repressive society like the US, seeing pictures of naked people is exciting because people keep their clothes on all the time, even at the beaches. But, with the advent of the Internet, seeing naked people is now commonplace and after a while, pretty boring. Contrary to the dire predictions of the religiously deranged, the availability of porn has not transformed the entire nation into a population of ravening sex maniacs (at least outside of Washington DC and the churches), but instead we are now more relaxed and sophisticated about sexual matters, not unlike our more worldly European cousins.
Porn (unless well done) is boring and passe'. Online users are looking for the next big thing and at the moment, the social networks are the hot thing; in effect an emerging democratic self-government system devoid of ruling body.
Government by Twitter! Now there's an idea! AIPAC cannot bribe an iPhone!