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Are Mocospace chatrooms popular, and can people meet in real life?

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In 2007, MocoSpace announced having over 2 million users, making it one of the more popular mobile social communities. MocoSpace made headlines for being a very dangerous way to meet people in real life with reports of rape and violence made by users who met up with "friends."

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Are Mocospace chatrooms popular, and can people meet in real life?
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MocoSpace is a mobile social network featuring games, instant messenger and chat rooms. As with any online social site, it is important to be cautious when revealing personal information, and it can be extremely dangerous to meet online entities in person or at a personal residence. MocoSpace is linked to reports of rape and violence from people who met up with "friends" they met on the site and believed to be safe. In 2007, the rape cases of three women were linked to the site.

The MocoSpace business model is an ad-based revenue model. In order to generate ad revenue, MocoSpace must generate and manipulate user traffic. MocoSpace uses techniques that instigate other users to build traffic and increase profile creation numbers. MocoSpace can be visited by any cell phone that has Internet access. In 2015, it is not partnered exclusively with any cell phone companies, meaning that it does not appear as a standalone service provided by cell phone carriers.

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