The invention of the World Wide Web spurred both commercial and non-commercial distribution of pornography.
The rise of pornography websites offering photos, video clips and streaming media including live webcam access allowed greater access to pornography.
Internet pornography is any pornography that is accessible over the Internet, primarily via websites, peer-to-peer file sharing, or Usenet newsgroups.
These are free websites that post links to commercial sites, providing a sampling of the commercial site in the form of thumbnail images, or in the form of Free Hosted Galleries—samplings of full-sized content provided and hosted by the commercial sites to promote their site.This was possible in the late '80s and early '90s through the use of anonymous FTP servers and through the Gopher protocol.At this time the internet was mainly an academic and military network and there was not widespread use of the internet.The main benefit of TGP/MGP is that the surfer can get a first impression of the content provided by a gallery without actually visiting it.The most abusive form of TGP is the so-called CJ (abbreviation for circlejerk), that contains links that mislead the surfer to sites he or she actually didn't wish to see. Linklists unlike TGP/MGP sites do not display a huge amount of pictures.