After last Saturday’s missile alert turned out to be an error, Hawaiians celebrated by jumping online. PornHub revealed that traffic from Hawaii surged after people learned that they weren’t in danger of being blown up by a missile.
“Based on real-time, per-minute pageviews, and compared to levels on the previous two Saturdays, our statisticians found a precipitous drop in traffic at 8:07 am immediately after the warning was sent out,” PornHub wrote on its “insights” blog.
“By 8:23 am, traffic was a massive -77% below that of a typical Saturday. As residents were notified around 8:45 that the initial warning was sent in error, traffic began to return to normal and Hawaiians collectively breathed a sigh of relief. Those seeking further relief, headed back to Pornhub where page views surged +48% above typical levels at 9:01 am.”
It’s a relief nothing worse happened. The mistaken warning caused widespread panic. People filmed themselves taking shelter and saying goodbye to loved ones. No wonder they wanted to relax a little a bit after the commotion died down, waiting for the missile to strike must have been terrifying.
PornHub also released statistics about the last ten years.
“While some of the survey results were unsurprising – ‘MILF’ was one of the sites most enduring categories, for example – some of the statistics were less predictable, such as the fact that Kim Kardashian was the most popular porn star of 2008 (her infamous sex tape was released one year prior),” notes the Daily Mail.
“One of the most notable results from the survey, however, was the way that technology has impacted how society views pornography. When Pornhub launched in 2007, a mere one percent of viewers tuned in on a mobile device. By May 2017, that number has soared to 75 percent.”
(Source: Daily Mail)