Q&A

Fap Happy: A Word From the Folks Who Collect Porn GIFs For a Living

Here's a really fun infographic they shared with us.

From “Chief Happiness Officer” to “Chief Curator at eBay,” the tech industry is riddled with bizarre-sounding job titles — and we here at Betabeat love figuring out what they all actually mean. 

A recent Recode story called “Go West, Young Men” profiled a bunch of migrant techies working in the “Dojo” — a coworking space run by cryptocurrency miner Dave Grossblatt. The story undisputedly had two break-out stars: Raj and Chris, The Worst Drug’s (link NSFW) two “GIF Porn Scrapers.”

Curious about what it could actually mean to be a “GIF Porn Scraper,” we interviewed Raj, Chris and their coworker Katie (all of whom asked to go by their first names).  Read More

Survey Says

Porn Site Claims Sagittarians Are Most Likely To Make Amateur Porn

We bet this dude made a TON of amateur pornos. (Wikimedia Commons)

We don’t put much stock in astrology, but a study by amateur porn site Homegrown Video (link NSFW) suggests your zodiac sign might determine whether you’re into making your own pornos.

“Statistics collected by Homegrown Video over a six-month period found people with the astrological sign of Sagittarius, or those born from November 22 to December 21, are most likely to produce and submit a sex tape for public consumption than those of other astrological signs,” the company’s press release says. Read More

XXX in Tech

‘Hillbillies’ Apparently the Hottest Thing in Internet Porn

Bow chica wow wow?

A spot of news you can use from TMZ, if you think pornography obsessed with perpetuating steretypes is copacetic: “Rednecks” and/or “hillbillies” are reportedly the toast of the Internet adult content business. Movies with titles like  “Real White Trash” and “Ozark Sex Fiend” are booming. Or, as TMZ puts it: “Redneck porn — no teeth? No problem.”

Because rural poverty is hilarious.

Says the gossip site: Read More