But some Internet sites are bucking Stringer's sticky theorem by tapping a new and limitless source of free content: Ordinary Web users like you and me.
(Maybe a big act of courage.) People may be more willing to put their egos on the line if they feel there is a likable human being on the receiving end.
"@[email protected]" adds: "How many Web sites have you visited and not known who the webmaster is?
A visitor to any of these sites -- adult or not -- has to dig to find the good stuff.
Voyeurweb has attempted to proactively boost the quality of "contris" by implementing a numerically based user-rating system and paying $200 to first-place winners each month.
An as on so many other fronts on the Net, the adult sites are leading the way.
The personality of its eccentric and restless founder is what sets Voyeurweb apart from the many thousands of world-weary adult sites out there."We work hard to try and get good results and [Voyeurweb] is a great place to share them." A non-adult humor site that has been taking advantage of the law of large numbers for years is The site's David Letterman-style "Interactive Top Ten" features user contributions on subjects like "Top Ten Reasons ' Xena: Warrior Princess' was canceled." (Reason No.What distinguishes sites like Voyeurweb from those amateur efforts -- past and present -- is the "Law of Large Numbers." Visit an amateur Web site on any subject at random and the content is likely to be mediocre at best.Even if you spend an entire day sampling similar sites -- a stultifying prospect -- you may get content from a few dozen persons at most.In the case of Voyeurweb, some of the photos on its pages are as artfully erotic as any found on the Web.