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Igor on Voyeurweb

2001-03-20 01:08:38+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Interesting letter from Igor of Voyeurweb, some notes on the economics and social issues of running a 'net porn site with a half-million buck monthly bandwidth charge.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:22+00 by: ebradway

It's been a little while since I've been to VW. It's one of the few sites I actually pay for regularly. Voyeurweb is, what I consider, a great example of a positive sexually-orientated sites - mostly because of how Igor operates it. Literotica is one of my other favorite sites and they've managed to operate completely free - but they are only serving up text.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:22+00 by: dhartung

I agree -- VW and RC are shining beacons of honesty and value in the world of online naughty pictures. That they've survived as long as they have is all down to Igor; how he does it I don't know. They've had two successive "dorm cam" sites chased out of the US, but somehow have made that work from Europe as well. The idea that the staff are real people and personalities (though perhaps not with their real names) has a lot to do with it. And he's further leveraged the community-content aspects with the picture-posting bulletin boards, which I imagine are a bitch to police (e.g. copyrighted stuff). Somehow he does it.

There are things I have problems with -- some of the voyeur content is unethical, though it's become a fraction of the overall content; the spousal consent issues he addresses in the piece -- but when you consider the competition...