March 15, 2007 10:00 ET

Gay Social Network Launches Free Video Chat Rooms and Instant Messaging

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 15, 2007 --, the most comprehensive free Social Network designed for gay men, has completed the integration of its Instant Messenger, Chat Room and Video Chat features., launched in November 2006, provides gay men a real alternative to mainstream social networks that cater to mass audiences, and fee-based gay dating sites. is free to join, and all members can utilize each of the site's features which include blogs, forums, event listings and postings, classified ads, chat, public and moderated groups, photo albums, picture ratings of other members, and gay-interest news headline feeds.

"Enabling our members to interact in real-time is a big step toward building into the global destination for the gay community," founder Richard Rudometkin stated. "All members can text chat, and if they have access to a web-enabled video camera and microphone, the only things separating members are the miles they are apart," said Rudometkin, also adding the site now boasts members in all 50 states and 75 countries.

Completely self-funded, generates revenue through advertising and sponsorships from companies and networks that seek to communicate with the highly desirable, yet hard to reach gay demographic.

BigJock has been featured in the leading technology blog,; and, the Silicon Valley Venture Capital column written by former San Jose Mercury News and Wall Street Journal writer, Matt Marshall, as well as, a video-based start-up site launched by Bambi Francisco from CBS Market Watch.

About is a full-feature free Social Network that launched in November 2006, designed specifically for the gay community as an alternative to mainstream social networks and subscription-based dating sites. offers a comprehensive set of features allowing members to network, chat, post their thoughts and photos, rate other members' pictures and receive community-relevant news headlines. Members come from all 50 of the United States and 75 countries around the globe.

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