A Las Vegas-based online media company managed to create a social network that you don’t want to be on: CheaterVille.
Since its launch this past Valentine’s Day, CheaterVille has attracted more than 100,000 subscribers, who share information about alleged cheaters, in the spirit of the site’s slogan, “Don’t be the last to know.”
From the What Is CheaterVille page:
In a world where temptation and lust are facilitated by online media, where does moral accountability fit in? With terms like discreet adultery and cyber affair, how is the truth to be told and where can it be found? CheaterVille was created with one goal in mind, keeping you ahead of the heartache — even when it hurts. So whether you’re a victim, perpetrator, or curious acquaintance, CheaterVille can give you the inside scoop on that special someone before you’re another heartbroken mess writhing in the wake of Ms. Madison or Craig and his lists.
CheaterVille gathers information from a variety of sources using our proprietary advanced search-engine algorithm. Our database will show you postings from other CheaterVille members on a specific person and information gathered from the Web. If you meet someone and want to know if they are playing it straight, or playing you, CheaterVille will let you know if they are married, have a sordid past, or a crazy ex! If you’re in a relationship and want to make sure your significant other stays on the straight and narrow, CheaterVille can alert you if anything is posted about them — good or bad and free-of-charge.
CheaterVille founder and CEO James McGibney said:
We are thrilled to have more than 100,000 subscribers join our CheaterVille community in such a short period of time. By expanding CheaterVille into Canada, we added an additional 5,000 Canadian subscribers within 72 hours. Considering the incredible growth that companies like Facebook continue to experience, it’s clear that users embrace the social networking aspect of the Internet.
CheaterVille board member and former Playboy president Michael Carr added:
The rapid continued growth of CheaterVille is a testament of the desire for a social forum on the subject of fidelity. When I was running Playboy magazine, these are the types of numbers we were pulling in, and Playboy has been around for decades. CheaterVille has become a social phenomenon in less than six months, simply amazing.