The integration of Userplane into the KickApps' Platform will create new opportunities for growth and revenue for KickApps' customers, KickApps and Userplane. Working with KicKApps we look forward to helping web publishers of all sizes get the most out of their social media sites.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 15, 2008
"Chat and IM are great ways for members of online communities to grow their relationships with people that share similar interests," said Alex Blum, CEO of KickApps. "Many of our publishing partners have seen tremendous growth as a result of implementing social media features like blogging, commenting and photo & video sharing, and adding Userplane will give them the ability to offer immediate communication between their members. We expect these types of integrations of external applications from 3rd party developers to drive even greater levels of engagement that fuel their websites' growth."
"IM and chat are some of the earliest building blocks of social networking," said Michael Jones, CEO of Userplane. "The integration of Userplane into the KickApps' Platform will create new opportunities for growth and revenue for KickApps' customers, KickApps and Userplane. Working with KicKApps we look forward to helping web publishers of all sizes get the most out of their social media sites."
The chat and IM features are available at no additional cost with the placement of non-intrusive, relevant advertising on the chat and IM clients by Userplane. KickApps affiliates that wish to control or remove the advertising positions in the chat and IM experiences can do so through an advertising buyout directly with Userplane.
A wholly owned subsidiary of AOL, Userplane is the world's premier social software provider for online communities and operates one of the largest social media ad network globally. The company's hosted apps enable instant community and communication for websites of any scale and audience – and support millions of users daily. Userplane's social ad network offers a revenue-sharing solution that serves up half a billion daily impressions atop social websites reaching nearly 50M users monthly. Founded in 2001 by long-time partners Michael Jones, Nate Thelen, and Javier Hall, Userplane -- one of the pioneers of the social web -- is based in Santa Monica, Calif.