Goodbye old friend. Sad to see ifriends go. In Oct 2018, ifriends announced in their website that after 20 years they decided to close down. Everything shall shutdown gracefully, models and affiliates being paid.
ifriends is certainly the pinoeer in cam chat.
A question for you.
Have you heard of iFriends?
If you have, for how long? One year? Two years? Five years? If you say 17 years, then you are certainly a webcam veteran. Yes, iFriends.net was started in 1998, though not as old as Flirt4free which started in 1996. It grows from a hundred models to thousands of models online.
Then other competitors came along. Livejasmin (now Jasmin), cams.com and Bongacams are a few to name. Despite iFriends kept adding new features to their site like fan club and cam2cam, competition is too strong. imlive seems forever have venture capital to do promotion. Flirt4free always has the highest quality video and fastest internet connection (I am talking about more than 10 years ago when broadband internet connection and HD video weren’t a standard). There comes Chaturbate with a brand new idea – tip to play and see tits flashes or even nudity – which wasn’t a norm for old sites like ifriends in those days. iFriends’ webcam giant status has gone. Today, everyone expects free video chat. In fact, not just free video chat, people expect free hardcore shows and if the model is good then they receive tips. Has ifriends changes their business model of free-text-chat only? I don’t know. If you know, please drop me a line and let’s share what’s up with ifriends these days.
After all, if you’ve heard about all these cams, how about Camplace? The Live Cam Award winner for Best Emerging Live Cam 2014.