Paltalk Launches Only Social Networking Site in the World Powered by Video, Voice and IM Chat - Paltalk People 2.0

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Largest video chat community on the Internet unveils latest innovations to take social networking to the next level.

Paltalk, the Internet’s largest Video Chat community with more than four million active members, announced today launched Paltalk People 2.0, the only social networking site in the world that allows users to communicate through video, voice and text chat. The first company to combine video and voice communication with an online buddy list, Paltalk continues its leadership in web innovation with its People 2.0 site (, marrying networked user profiles with a unique messenger that also gives users the ability to see and speak both one-to-one or to thousands of people simultaneously.

Paltalk ups the ante over MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, Friendster and other social networks by linking searchable user profiles and adding video, voice and text chat on top of basic expression and connection. People 2.0 makes it easy for users to meet new people and build video chat communities on topics they care about through the use of Paltalk’s award winning video chat and IM messenger.

The Paltalk Messenger is a free and easy to use program that lets users chat with new people they meet through the People 2.0 site, existing Paltalkers and friends on AOL, Yahoo and ICQ buddy lists. With more than four million active members around the world holding discussions on topics from politics to religion, from finance to flirting, the Paltalk community is becoming the definitive social network.    

“Paltalk’s unique innovations have put us at the forefront of online communication with a user base that continues to grow everyday,” said Joel Smernoff, President and COO, Paltalk. “We are proud to offer chat functions not available anywhere else and the Paltalk People 2.0 site allows our users to put these features to work helping them to connect to millions of people around the globe.”

In addition to the unique real-time messaging component of its social network, People 2.0 also features friends lists to link profiles, guestbook functionality, a voting feature, the ability for users to call out their passions and interests with searchable tags and descriptions, and personal pics and videos so users can truly express themselves.

For nearly 10 years, Paltalk has been changing the way people communicate online, cultivating the most passionate user base on the Internet. Since 1998 the company has grown to become one of the most popular online services with more than 42 million downloads accounting for eight billion voice minutes per year.    

The Paltalk program answers the demands of users who crave a way to communicate beyond text, beyond one-to-one. Paltalk provides the only voice and video platform for thousands of people to simultaneously chat in real time, scaling voice and video chat rooms to handle a practically unlimited amount of users conversing on a given topic. Paltalk is compatible with almost every major chat service, allowing users to transfer existing buddy lists, combine all their contacts and talk to friends who use other IM programs.

The Paltalk Messenger allows members to create and moderate their own voice and video chat rooms that the millions of other Paltalk members can join in on. Users have complete control over how often their talks take place, which users are allowed to speak and the subject matter of the discussions. The Paltalk community takes great care in keeping a safe environment, with more than 250 trained volunteer moderators making sure discussions are open and appropriate.

About Paltalk

Paltalk is the largest Instant Chat (IC) community on the Internet with over four million active members participating in live voice- and video-enabled chat rooms. Paltalk Messenger also makes it simple to instant message (IM) buddies on AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ. Founded in 1998, Paltalk is a privately held company based in New York. Paltalk also owns and operates HearMe (, a B2B web conferencing service. Paltalk was the first company to launch video and voice combined with an on-line buddy list in one package.

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