LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Jan 10, 2007 (AFP) – Porn makers at the world’s largest sex trade show in Las Vegas on Wednesday were taking a page from Internet superstars such as YouTube by tapping into the power of social networking.
Fresh young start-ups at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo weren’t just saucy women in scanty outfits; they were fledgling Internet companies putting erotic spins on YouTube, MySpace and reality television show websites.
A pornographic version of MySpace called xpeeps.com went online in a beta test format eight months ago, said spokesman Daniel Fairchild. It has proven a success and the finished version will go live this week, he said.
Like its mainstream role model, xpeeps has chat rooms, forums and even job listings for people with adult entertainment in mind, Fairchild said.
“Xpeeps is a porn MySpace,” Fairchild told AFP. “Take out the drama; take out the children and add sex and you have xpeeps.
It’s cool for adults obviously.”
The website is an online community for porn industry professionals, amateurs, and fans.
The North Carolina company also launched a “porn version of YouTube” called PornoTube six months ago, Fairchild said.
PornoTube has rocketed into th