Archive for October, 2010

Porn and Elections: Connection Proved

While looking through my Facebook News Feed today, I saw an article posted in The Economist magazine’s fan page. I read it andrealized it was fate that brought it to my attention. It’s called “Pornography and politics: Rising to the occasion”.

 

According to the studies made by Patrick Markey of Villanova University, in Pennsylvania, and his wife Charlotte, internet searches for porn increase after elections. As they have researched results of USA’s presidential elections of 2004 and 2008 and 2006 mid-terms, combining it with WordTracker and Google Trends stats, they came to a surprising conclusion: no matter which side won, searches for porn increased in states that had voted for the winners and decreased in those that had voted for the losers.

 

“The difference was not huge; it was a matter of one or two per cent. But it was consistent and statistically significant.”, says the report.

 

And as a follow-up to yesterday’s post, there’s only one thing to add: no matter which side wins, the winner-voters already have a porn to celebrate it with, carefully prepared by Lider TV.

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A Man and a Woman… And Lider TV.

My brother has been a journalist since the age of 16. He started working in a very difficult time for our family and would share with me part of the money he earned, so I could buy myself lunch at school. He would stay in the office till late night, writing several articles a day, trying himself in politics, culture and sports. He would make interviews, reports, analytical articles.

Today, he has almost 10 years of working experience in something he loves and knows how to do. I’ve always felt I have a lot to learn from him. And,  it turns out, i’m not the only one.

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