>there are people who went to college for computer science who now work on porn sites
>they have spent a huge amount of time studying computer networking and programming
>given the popularity of larger porn sites, and the amount of data in video, their job is probably actually challenging
>they would have to have meetings at work about optimizing searches for all kinds of porn and categorization of porn
>these people are probably making more than you
doubt it. i work in web design, i could probably make my own porn site and maintain it 100% by myself if i had contributors. otherwise it would just have to be a tube indexing site and link to other streaming websites but i don't think those make as much money.
I work in web dev too as a server-side engineer, if you account for how many concurrent users can be on a single site, it's still very challenging to deliver that amount of video quickly
How the fuck do porn sites even make money? They literally get billions of view and they're free. I refuse to believe that shitty "FUCK HOT SLUTS NOW" advertisements pay for them. Who the fuck is stupid enough to click any of the ads on porn sites? Hell, I don't even get ads because I use adblock.
If you have something like a few thousand concurrent users and have to stream HD video? That takes a lot of resources. Even 4chan is stressed on resources sometimes and it has a fairly small user base without streaming any data
I mean, it's not like you could make netflix on your own
i'm talking about the coding part. the hosting would be bought from another company. in such a case it's about the money. also a lot of porn sites just index videos from other websites so it doesn't even use the bandwith, it's just images and text