The business a fantasy-based porn business slowed to embrace the real-life interactions of social media. But now hundreds of the adult stars are on Twitter, talking to fans and receiving gifts. Plus, a gallery of 10 porn stars to follow.
The porn business has enjoyed a reputation for being at the cutting edge of technology and the Internet, social media and at first presented a special challenge. Porn stars have traditionally been marketed as figures of unattainable fantasy, and the company owners and agents who run the industry originally doubted the value in sharing with fans the details and drama of real life.
Also, porn is still a business where performers do not or rarely use their real names, and worry about everything from obscenity prosecutions. Yet, after another individual porn stars built huge followings on Twitter, the industry has belatedly learned the value of social media: Porn stars love Twitter.