Mideast Peace Through Porn

So much good material this weekend. Here’s a pretty short LATimes article. http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-porn01sep01,0,5599276.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail.

…when executives at Ratuv installed software that could track where their users were logging in, they found that the site was getting thousands of hits a week from such countries as Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq, even though some of these governments block the “.il” domain address on Israeli websites. So Ratuv responded by translating the entire site into Arabic, and traffic quickly skyrocketed.

Expecting Arab men to be swayed by Ratuv’s political content might be a little like expecting American men to read the articles in Playboy, but the site can’t be any less effective in changing public opinion than U.S. media efforts to date.

Well, that’s irritating. I spelled it pr0n in the title and the danged spellcheck(?) changed it on me without my consent. :o(

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