MyFreeCams.com

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MyFreeCams.com
MyFreeCams.com-Lounge.gif
Type of site
Webcam, live streaming
Website www.myfreecams.com
Alexa rank Decrease [1] (556/882 7/2015)
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Launched March 19, 2002; 15 years ago (2002-03-19) [1]
Current status active
IP address 207.229.75.17[2]

MyFreeCams.com (commonly abbreviated MFC) is a website providing live webcam performances by models, typically featuring nudity and sexual activity often ranging from striptease and dirty talk to masturbation with sex toys.

History[edit]

MFC was launched in 2004,[3][4] and by 2010 was described by industry group XBIZ as "one of the world's largest adult webcam communities."[5] It was reported as having more than 100,000 models and more than five million members.[5] CNBC reported the opinion of an adult industry talent agent that models on the site can make "between $75,000 and $100,000 per month,"[6] leading some established porn stars into becoming webcam models.[6] In 2014 it was reported to be "the 344th most visited site on the internet."[4] Like many cam sites, MyFreeCams features a large number of Romanian, Colombian, Czech, Philippine, Ukrainian and Russian performers, though "on the performer side there are more Americans on MyFreeCams" than on other sites.[7]

Concept[edit]

MFC is used mostly by amateur webcam models, or camgirls, who earn money for their performances on the site.[8][9] Customers of the site can purchase virtual tokens, which can be used to tip performers or watch private shows.[8][10][11] Customers can use text-based live chat to talk to each other or in each performer's channel. The performers use a webcam and microphone to broadcast live video and audio to their channel. Both members and performers can send private messages and mail to each other.[8][12]

The website does impose some restrictions on the activities performed by models on cam. For example, in February 2015 a webcam model who had been charged with a misdemeanor for broadcasting an MFC show from a public library at the Oregon State University, was "banned from MyFreeCams for violating their guidelines and filming in a public place."[13] Although no police charges were laid, the site also banned a model who engaged in similar activity at branches of the Windsor Public Library over a three-month period.[14]

Industry recognition[edit]

The XBIZ Award for Live Cam Site of the Year was awarded to MFC in 2011, 2012, and 2013.[15] It was additionally named one of the top 50 Industry Newsmakers of 2011 by XBIZ.[16] In 2014, MyFreeCams.com won an AVN award for Best Live Chat Website.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MyFreeCams.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. 2016. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Whois Record for MyFreeCams.com". domaintools.com. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "MyFreeCams: At the Top After 6 Years". XBIZ. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Miami Is the New Epicenter of "Camming," Interactive Online Porn, Miami New Times, by Allie Conti, Thursday, September 11, 2014
  5. ^ a b MyFreeCams.com Nominated for 3 XBIZ Awards, By David Maxwell, Friday, December 31, 2010.
  6. ^ a b CamGirls: The New Porn Superstars, Thursday, January 17, 2013, 10:44 AM ET By: Chris Morris Special to CNBC.com.
  7. ^ Porn's new capitals: Romania and Colombia?, By Chris Morris, CNBC, Thursday, January 22, 2015.
  8. ^ a b c Intimacy on the Web, With a Crowd, Matt Richtel, The New York Times, September 21, 2013.
  9. ^ "Becoming a Webcam Model at MyFreeCams". myfreecams.com. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Instructions and Features". myfreecams.com. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  11. ^ Berson, Jessica (February 1, 2016). The Naked Result: How Exotic Dance Became Big Business. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199846200. 
  12. ^ "Basic Tour". myfreecams.com. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  13. ^ Kendra Sunderland: Oregon State Cam Girl Speaks Out About Library Video, February 6, 2015.
  14. ^ "Live sex shows streamed from Windsor libraries". CBC News. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  15. ^ Web-Tech Winners Power 2013 XBIZ Awards, By Stephen Yagielowicz, XBIZ.com, Sat, January 12, 2013 09:00am PST, "The 2013 XBIZ Award for Live Cam Site of the Year went to MyFreeCams.com."
  16. ^ XBIZ World Magazine Names Top 50 Industry Newsmakers of 2011, By Bob Johnson, Friday, December 16, 2011.
  17. ^ 31st AVN Awards

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