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SpankWire is a pornographic adult website that provides mainly high quality streaming videos, but does offer photos, galleries and games which will be promoted more in later updates of the site since it is still quite new. It was modeled after other streaming video sites like Youtube and SpikedHumor in that it allows its users to upload their own pornographic media. Although it is mainly community driven, admins often remove unsuitable content periodically.
The site was launched in 2006. The same team that created and has since branched into many areas.
The site has nearly half a million registered members. Registration is not required in order to view and rate videos, but is required to use other features exclusive to members.
Users can upload content which is placed in a public upload queue to be viewed and rated by the community. If it is rated well enough, it will be sent to the front page section of newest videos.
Because the site was recently revamped, some bugs are still being worked out and operators claim that many more features, such as an XP system like on SpikedHumor.com (which will allow members to acquire experience points which can be used to enter prize drawings), will be available at a later date. No dates were given. News and updates can be found in their Blog.
SpankWire offers on demand Flash videos of user uploaded pornography and will support other forms of media at a later date. The site offers amateur sex clips, clips from pornographic websites, and uploaded porn films in the straight, gay, lesbian and transsexual category. The site is very much useful for masturbation where those masturbating can see free pornography instead of having to buy or waiting for it to download.
The site is one of the most trafficked pornographic YouTube clones on the Internet, ahead of many other similar sites. It serves as major competition for sites like Youporn and Pornotube.
The site is well designed and has Web 2.0 or social networking features such as rating and commenting on videos. All videos on the site are tagged well for easy, relevant searching and navigation. Registered members have their own profile which can be viewed by other members. SpankWire previously stopped allowing full downloads, presumably to save on bandwidth costs, but with much persistence from the community to bring back this ability, SpankWire went ahead and started allowing them again. Members can choose from a variety of privacy options if they don't want other members viewing their activity. Registration is not required, but recommended in order to take advantage of all the site's features.
Site Rank: Ranked 295th most visited website in the world.
Registration: Not Required, but is Free
Platinum: There is an option to go platinum for HQ videos and many, many more extra features
Videos: 40,000 videos (download and stream)
Pictures: Nearly 5500 pictures
Features: Front page of top rated content, Public media queue for community review, Search, Upload, Voting and rating, Discussion, Sharing, Favorites, Elaborate user profiles, and more
Content Sources: Mostly user generated content
Number of Members: 500,000
(+) Great user interface using latest programming technology (web 2.0 with nice ajax features), simple navigation
(+) High quality video with nice default video size
(+) Filled with lots of great adult content, a lot of which is not available on any other site like it
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