As Chatrandom continues to grow, so does its popularity. This week, Chatrandom was featured in a press release article concerning the Iraq social media blocks. With Iraqis no longer being allowed to access communication sites such as this random cam site as well as other social media sites like Facebook and YouTube, traffic to these sites has really taken a hit. In fact, Chatrandom is ranked in the top 400 most visited sites in Iraq, but since the social media block took place, Chatrandom has lost over 75% of their Iraq visitors.
This immense loss in traffic definitely makes things harder for the owners of these sites, but there should be nothing to worry about. With Chatrandom being mentioned in a press release, it only makes more people aware of this site’s existence. Although many Iraqis are no longer capable of using this chat site, growth is still being noticed and more and more people are joining in on the fun every single day.
Why the Social Media Ban Took Place
The Iraq government decided to block all Iraq citizens from being able to use social media websites because they fear that this could become a gateway for insurgents to gather information. They believe that by cutting off all possibilities of communication between insurgents, they will regain control.
Although this may seem like the right thing to do, those who really do want to communicate are using proxies. It’s really worth wondering whether or not this block is actually worth it.
Check out the following link for the full press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12013861.htm