America is once again leading the world at manufacturing something, unfortunately it’s not cars, or the latest smart phones or tablet computers. We’re leading the world in the hosting of internet porn websites. And we lead by a lot.

Who's making porn sites?

Image: Metacert.com

As evidenced by the above graphic, the USA hosts 60 percent of all the porn websites online. That figure translates to 428 million webpages. The next closest on the porn hosting list, with 187 million pages and 26 percent of the adult content, is the Netherlands.

The remaining 18 countries in the top 20 list of porn site producers represent a total of less than 80 million web pages of porn.

This information came to light after a company that was looking to certify “family-friendly” websites scanned the web. Metacert is the family-friendly company Metacertfounded by Paul Walsh. His plan was to build a web browser that would protect children from online porn. Walsh surveyed hundreds of millions of websites in order to certify those deemed to be okay for all to see. In the course of reviewing all the sites, he also cataloged the porn pages based on their hosting country. The list of the top 10 says it all:

  1. America – 428.3 million (and more than 4 million domains)
  2. The Netherlands – 187.2 million
  3. United Kingdom – 52.2 million
  4. Germany – 8.2 million
  5. France – 5.5 million
  6. Canada – 2.3 million
  7. Japan – 2.2 million
  8. Australia – 1.9 million
  9. British Virgin Islands – 1.4 million
  10. Czech Republic – 1.4 million

It’s probably not a surprise which American state leads all others in the creation of online porn. California accounts for 66 percent of all of the porn sites in the country. Based on Metacert’s calculations, the Golden State would have created just over 282 million porn sites. That would be good enough for #2 on the worldwide list.

In terms of the state with the fewest porn pages hosted, Alaska owns that title with 10,363 sites. Despite being dead last on the American chart, that number of adult sites would have Alaska ranking as the 12th biggest porn purveyor on the planet.

American porn sites

Image: Metacert.com

It’s no secret that porn is big business. By some accounts, porn sites account for 30 percent of all online traffic, with only Google and Facebook generating more traffic.

So is this what President Obama was talking about in his first State of the Union address back in 2010?  Remember, he spoke about his plans to return America to the top of the manufacturing world:

Because the more products we make and sell to other countries, the more jobs we support right here in America. So tonight, we set a new goal: We will double our exports over the next five years, an increase that will support 2 million jobs in America.

No. Despite America leading the pack, consuming porn does not help export numbers.

(H/T:  Zero Hedge)

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