Paltalk Becomes Most Popular Web 2.0 Social Networking Chat Program on CNET Download

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Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with over 4 million active members, announced today that their PaltalkScene software is now ranked as the number one Web 2.0 social networking Chat program downloaded on CNET's Download.com for the week ending April 19th.

Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with over 4 million active members, announced today that their PaltalkScene software is now ranked as the number one Web 2.0 social networking Chat program downloaded on CNET's Download.com for the week ending April 19th.

There were nearly 75,000 downloads of PaltalkScene compared with only 40,000 of Windows Live Messenger product.

"Paltalk's rise in popularity on Download.com reflects the increasing popularity of video chat into the mainstream," says Judy Shapiro, Paltalk's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Paltalk emerges as the best social networking chat program because it is easy and full featured. This is a result of over 10 years of dedication to research and development in the video chat space."

PaltalkScene, currently available on Download.com, includes a SuperIM feature, the ability for up to ten people to video chat instantly for free. Connect with anyone in the world, with no downloads needed to participate in the video chat session. SuperIM is system agnostic and can be used by Mac or PC users with any browser.

The Download.com editors give Paltalk Scene a four star rating. According to the editors, "Paltalk's integration of video, audio and text chatting unified into one window makes for a strong chatware program that includes a wealth of features."

Paltalk, is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video based communities and continues to grow since it was launched in 1998. Paltalk now boasts millions of active members with nearly 100,000 people simultaneously chatting in rooms engaged in lively dialogues, meeting new friends, discussing politics, business, finance, entertainment, music, movies, sports, dating, trading stock tips, games, videos, health, software, religion, computers and technology, singing karaoke, and attending family reunions.

The Paltalk community is vibrant due to the high quality of the room environments supported by a range of free moderation tools.

In addition, Paltalk delivers original programming geared to the interests of the community. Paltalk Interactive events have hosted entertainment celebrities including William Shatner and radio personalities Opie and Anthony.

As a public service, Paltalk recently presented TechNow, a live chat debate on mitigating identity risk, theft and fraud in the new transparency of the Web 2.0. World. Paltalk also features News Talk Online with host, Gary Baumgarten. Baumgarten brings decades of experience as an award winning journalist for CNN radio. As Paltalk's leading news anchor, Gary focuses on critical, incisive issues of the day and invites people from all over the world to see and interact directly with guests using Paltalk's video and voice over IP technology.

Paltalk supports IM pals on AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ and is available as a free download.

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