By January 2008 a search for "porn" and "tube" returned 8.3 million results on Yahoo and 8.5 million on MSN.
(By October 2017 searches for "porn" and "tube" returned 23 million results on Google.
The internet has also affected amateur authors sharing their pornographic stories.
In the end, they pleaded guilty and both were convicted, although Kathy has gone on to a career in the adult film industry.
The term 'realcore' has been used to describe digital amateur porn, which arose due to the combination of cheap digital cameras and the World Wide Web in the late 90s.
Text is much easier to disseminate than images and so from the early 1990s amateurs were contributing stories to usenet groups such as stories and also to online repositories.
While most commercial sites charge for image content, story content is usually free to view and is funded by pop-up or banner advertising.