Famster.com Launches Instant Messenger Service with Unique Parental Controls

Family-Oriented Online Community Provides Members with Improved Social Communication Experience Through Private Chat Feature

Las Vegas (March 6, 2006) - Famster, the leading online community where people celebrate and nurture their family lifestyle, announced today that it has launched Famster IM, a new instant messenger service that incorporates parental control options to provide its members with even more opportunities to connect and share experiences online.

With chatting online becoming as popular as talking via phone, traditional instant messenger services provide little privacy options. Through a two-way buddy approval process, logging capabilities and controlled username creation, Famster IM is a new approach to online chatting.

"We designed Famster IM to give parents peace of mind," said Wayne Naphtal, CEO of Famster. "With chatting online a mainstream way of communicating among kids, parents have begun seeking out an alternative to conventional instant messenger services. By adding parental control features to our instant messenger feature we now offer a safer way for children to communicate online."

Famster administrators, typically moms and dads, are given the authority to create usernames, approve or deny buddy requests, activate or deactivate logging as well as review logged chats. In addition to exchanging instant messages, Famster IM users are also able to see their friends' online presence, send emoticons and customize their IM status message.

Famster allows families the ability to celebrate their family online and to enjoy the best of the Internet through features such as photo and video sharing, virtual scrapbooking and blogging in a safe, secure, fun and free environment, all without the worry of exposing personal information. The new Famster IM feature is free and included as part of every Famster account.

About Famster
Famster is the premier online community where families and friends can share, create, organize and stay connected in a safe and private environment. Developed with the needs of today's internet savvy family in mind, Famster is the only social networking site that provides its users with absolute control over every aspect of the site. By combining a unique system of multilayered passwords and invitation-only access, Famster members can blog, share photos and video, create virtual scrapbooks, keep track of dates and addresses, instant message, email and so much more, all in a private environment. A subsidiary of iVenue.com, Famster is a privately-held, Nevada-based company. For more information: http://www.famster.com.

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