Saturday, 2 December 2017

The Butterfly Effect by Jon Ronson

quote [ Welcome to The Butterfly Effect. It's sort of about porn, but it's about a lot of other things. It's sad, funny, moving and totally unlike some other nonfiction stories about porn - because it isn't judgmental or salacious. It's human and sweet and strange and lovely. It's a mystery story, an adventure. It's also, I think, a new way of telling a story. This season follows a single butterfly effect. The flap of the butterfly's wings is a boy in Brussels having an idea. His idea is how to get rich from giving the world free online porn. ]

For your amusement, entertainment and education. I have just finished listening to this podcast/series (available free on iTunes from the links on the authors page) and it was great.

You may remember Jon Ronson from The Psychopath Test, Them and The Men Who Stare at Goats to name but a few. I've always found his approach and interview style very compelling and the story here - the rise of PornHub and its impact in the industry we all love is fascinating.

This investigation has featured here before in a much earlier form (an article in the Guardian) - http://www.sensibleendowment.com/entry.php/9973 Posted previously by Kama-kiri back in July

ASIDE - speaking of custom pr0n ... any interest in chipping in on getting some official SEpr0n produced?
[NSFW] [pr0n] [+3 Interesting]
[by moriati@8:30pmGMT]

Comments

Jodan said @ 9:28pm GMT on 2nd Dec
My name is Jon Ronson.
I live in Wisconsin...
steele said @ 11:09pm GMT on 2nd Dec
ASIDE - speaking of custom pr0n ... any interest in chipping in on getting some official SEpr0n produced?

I've played around with that idea as a kind of subscriber perk. Monthly collectible photoshoots or something along those lines... SE plays porn director through voting on positions for a monthly model... etc.
lilmookieesquire said @ 2:49am GMT on 3rd Dec [Score:1 Classy Pr0n]
MOOKIES MOOKIES MOOKIES!!!

HOT SEXY NEKID LILMOOKIES CAN BE YOURS! LIVE FREE MOOKIE SHOWS WITH MEMBERSHIPS! WATCH HIM DO *ANYTHING* FOR KARMA!
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:29am GMT on 3rd Dec
How many naked pictures of you and your cat do we really need?
steele said @ 12:18pm GMT on 3rd Dec [Score:2 Good]
AS MANY AS IT TAKES.

Post a comment
[note: if you are replying to a specific comment, then click the reply link on that comment instead]

You must be logged in to comment on posts.



Posts of Import
SE v2 Closed BETA
First Post
Subscriptions and Things
Mentions - Beta
AskSE: What do you look like?

Karma Rankings
arrowhen
XregnaR
HoZay
lilmookieesquire
ScoobySnacks