NEW YORK — Pornoob.com, part of LBX Group, has launched as a porn social network for the adult entertainment industry and its fans.
The site is currently in private beta, but the adult industry and fans are invited to join in now.
"I want to see porn stars get the spotlight and respect they deserve; I want studios and producers who have the skills to shoot great porn to find the talent they need; and most of all, for their fans and users to be connected to a mature and safe community where they can easily fulfill all of their adult fantasies plus more," said Joel, co-founder and creative director, in a statement.
Open to anyone of legal age, Pornoob offers one of three profiles types that allow controlled customization: users, porn stars and studio profiles. All profiles are integrated into niche galleries.
"With the use of these profiles combined with galleries submitted by adult webmasters, the result is a high level of content discovery, community interaction and industry networking," Joel said. "Pornoob will help stars and studios reach fans by using personalized profiles, with the ability to set their status, upload photos, videos, create their network of friends/fans and communicate via comments and private messaging," said co-founder and technology director Theofanis.
"We combine this with niche galleries and user-created content like blogs, events and classifieds. The site can easily be used as a powerful marketing tool for anyone who wants to get out there."
Pornoob also makes professional networking easy by allowing porn stars and studio accounts to “request resumes” from each other in order to make new contacts and establish business connections. Resumes may be viewed within the site or downloaded as PDF documents.
The initial site includes various user content options. The “featured” setting on user blogs creates an opportunity for promotion, while picture comments and such can be controlled.
According to Pornoob, its revenue model will be mostly affiliate- and ad-driven at first, but future plans include an upgradable VIP account, which will enable members to make money by selling content via their profile page.
“We’re very excited to be able to do a summer launch in such economic downturn, and we truly hope that during these times we see stars and studios from all over the world make their way to the top, while providing their fans with what they do best,” Theofanis said.