Episode 147: NiteFlirt Bans Vague Use of “Teen,” Twitter Suspends Adult Accounts
Welcome (or welcome back) to the Camland Podcast presented by WCSU News! This week your host is Webcam Startup CEO Aerie Saunders.
(WCSU News) Hacked! MyFreeCams Suffers Major Security Breach– MyFreeCams has been the victim of a major security breach – and the data stolen was available for sale. According to a report on CyberNews.com (which includes a claim from MFC that the data may be up to 10 years old), login details for over 2 million user accounts were included in the hack, and were found being offered for sale for $1,500 per 10,000 accounts. Email address, usernames, and passwords were available in plain text, as well as account token balances.
(WCSU News) IWantClips Valentine’s Day Clip Promotion (Feb. 1-14, 2021)– IWantClips is running a special promotion for Valentine’s Day themed videos from February 1 to 14, 2021. There will be a special promo page with a graphic link on the main IWantClips homepage in February to feature videos and studios that choose to participate. All clips must feature a clear “Valentine’s Day” theme. Performers can upload videos now to be included in the featured section, which will launch on February 1, or upload any time while the promotion is active.
(WCSU News) 2021 AVN Awards Winners Announced– AVN has announced the winners for the 2021 AVN Awards, presented by MyFreeCams. The 38th annual AVN Awards show celebrated outstanding achievements in content creation, movie production, pleasure products, retail, and web/tech in more than 120 categories. This year, the awards show was held virtually on Saturday, January 23, 2021 on AVN Stars.
(WCSU News) Twitter Suspends Cam Site & Clip Site Accounts– Performers and other industry members noticed a number of adult company accounts go dark over the past 2-3 weeks, including both of Clips4Sale’s accounts (@Clips4Sale & @C4Supdates), one of Streamate’s accounts (@Streamate, while @StreamateModels is still active), as well as XCams, BongaCams, ModelCentro, and Visit-X.
(WCSU News) Niteflirt to Purge “Teen” Content Without Ages Listed– Phone sex site Niteflirt – already known for having some of the most restrictive content rules – is cracking down on performers who use the term “teen” in their profile or content listings without specifying that the subject is 18 or 19 years old. If performers want to continue using the word “teen” in their content descriptions, profile or call listings, chat profiles, or usernames, they have to change the text to clarify that the teen in question is 18+.
(WCSU News) qrush Adds #Hashtag Search Feature– Fast-growing fan club platform qrush has taken a page out of the social media playbook by adding a searchable hashtags feature. Models can add hashtags to their photos and videos, which can be used by members to search for performers and content that they would like.
(WCSU News) Pornhub Launches “Sexstainable” Charity Promotion– Pornhub has partnered with climate crisis organization 2030 or Bust to raise funds to combat global warming. Pornhub has created a special “Sexstainable JOI” channel for the fudraiser, featuring videos from performers including Asa Akira, Kira Noir, SaiJaidenLilith, Princess Haze, Xev Bellringer, Karina Kova, Little Puck, Honey Gold, and HandsomeBen. Every time a video on the channel is watched in the next 30 days, Pornhub will donate 10 cents to 2030 or Bust.
(WCSU News) Inked Cam Girl Launches– New cam site spotlights “alternative” female cam models.
(WCSU News) TEAs Fan Voting Now Open (closes Feb. 2, 2021)– Fan Choice Award voting for the 2021 Transgender Erotica Awards (TEAs) is now open! Voting is now underway and will close on February 2, 2021.
(WCSU News) BIPOC-AIC Launches “Black, Brown, & Blue” Erotic Film Festival– The BIPOC Adult Industry Collective (BIPOC-AIC) has announced that submissions are open for their inaugural international erotic film festival, “Black, Brown, & Blue”. The online film festival centers the artistic vision, and voices of people of color while exploring their experiences and relationships with eroticism and sexuality. The final festival lineup will be announced on February 17, 2021, with the festival itself taking place February 27-March 1. Submissions are now open and close on February 10, 2021 at midnight EST.
(WCSU News) Manyvids Introduces MVLive Takeovers– Manyvids is giving its MVLive camming feature a boost with the new MVLive Takeovers promotion. Each week, Manyvids will select 3 MV Stars to receive special promotion for a live 2 hour show. The models chosen will receive a pop-up on Manyvids during their 2 hour time slot.
(WCSU News) IWantClips Updates Messaging Features– IWantClips has made some upgrades to its direct messaging platform. The changes specifcally pertain to mass and group messages.
(Webcam Startup) Where Is The Line? Banned Content Rule Changes– Banks have been reviewing the merchant accounts of user-generated content sites in the adult industry and cracking down on content that they consider inappropriate. Unfortunately, sites have not been clear in communicating some of these changes to models, leaving them confused when content is removed for “violation of terms” when the content had previously been okay – and in some cases where the terms have not changed, or models were not notified of changes. Additionally, sites that do communicate new content rules often do so in a vague or confusing way, leaving models on their own to determine whether or not their content violates new rules. Not only does this lack of clear communication affect existing clips on these platforms, but models have to worry whether or not clips they shoot in the future will even be allowed on the site.
(Webcam Startup) How-To Guide for Performers Creating Small Penis Encouragement / SPE Fetish Content– In this video, Katy Churchill covers the basics for models interested in creating small penis encouragement fetish content, as well as working SPE into other content, including SPH, vanilla clips, and JOI.