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03/20/2014 02:20 pm ET Updated Mar 20, 2014

Social Porn: Why People Are Sharing Their Sex Lives Online

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In his 2008 book, Click, online behaviour expert Bill Tancer declared that social media was overtaking pornography as the most popular destination on the internet. Those aged 18 to 24 in particular were replacing pornography use with more stimulating social networking pastimes. After the porn frenzy that was the first decade of the internet's life, users seemed to be finding more "sociable" ways to occupy their time.

Five years later and social media seems to be firmly ahead of pornography in the race for internet dominance – social networking sites make up four out of 10 of the world's most visited sites. Research from Pew's internet project suggests that 90% of 18- to 29-year-olds in the US use social networking and 71% of online adults are on Facebook.

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