Interview: MocoSpace CEO Justin Siegel: “We’ll Generate Millions Of Dollars In Ad Revenue This Year”

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imageIn 2013, more than 140 million subscribers will be part of a mobile social network, and that they will generate $410 million from subscriptions alone, which doesn’t include revenues from mobile advertising, according to a report recently released by ABI Research. To get a sense of where things stand today in mobile social networks, I caught up with Justin Siegel, CEO and co-founder of MocoSpace, a free mobile social network. (The “moco” stands “mobile community,” not “mobile content,” as it does in our name). Siegel said since launching MocoSpace in the fall of 2005, the site has been on an upward trajectory, and now has 3.5 million registered users and receives more than 2 billion page views a month, mostly from the U.S. and some from Canada. To be sure, the company attracts the curious, looking for photos and profiles of strangers and friends while on the go.

Highlights from the conversation with Siegel after the jump

“If you work in retail or construction, and occupations like that, you do not work in front of a PC. A mobile social network will be much more integral to your needs,” said Siegel, who points out that Facebook and MySpace make you register online first before you can view profile information on the phone. “It

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mark

why cant i get a shout out of scams that have been sent to me in a mess in my in box on moco space telling me that i have won 90,000 in a loto is this aloud and why cant i have any re back from mocospace on this matter it like it is from mocospace how can they do this ?

selena

mocospace is tha coolest chat u cud ever been in some times at shcool i try to login but i cant tat suckz tho but mocospace is better than facebook n mysapce

joseph1989

ey i have problems to login can u send my pasword to my phone o my email

iwillslapu

u do know that MOCO in spanish means BOOGERS… seriously. LOL

juz lettin u know…

vijaymhatre

To MocoSpace Director-pls enter my complent_My Fev Site http://www.Mocospace.com is Not Work In My Mobile After Five Days Is Not Working. Pls Help Me. IM So Lonly Beacuse My Fev Friends Are thare In Mocospace .So I Request You Pls Open My MocoSpace..Pls Sir pls Help Me….

Redg

If Mocospace had so much traction. Why are they hiring people from India to come to our site and basically put up near pornographic to try to draw our users away. Things like that smell more of desperation.

oalia

i cant login my moco it says my password is wrong can you send me my password thanks so much i love mocospace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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