What is Break?

May 8, 2013 / Posted by David Brooks on Related Technology

Break is the premier online entertainment destination for guys with over 18,000,000 unique viewers and 500,000,000 page impressions per month (Nielsen Site Audit). Men 15-35 come to Break to enjoy the best content online, helping show over 12,000,000 videos and 5,000,000 pictures daily. Break is more than a website – we are a cutting edge community for guys and the content they like, content made by our viewers for our viewers. We know what guys want to see because we want to see it, too.

Break is a private company founded in June 1998 and based in Beverly Hills, CA. Break has a strategic investment from Lionsgate Entertainment, as well as partnerships with Tivo, NBC Universal, Endemol, EA, Vivendi Games, Twisted Pictures, and Limelight Networks.

As a humor video sharing website that features comedy videos, flash games, and pictures among other material, users can post videos for other users to rate them with a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on break.com. The site also has flash games, pictures, and links to other sites. Parents and guardians should be aware that this site may contain inappropriate material, such as pornography and explicit text, as well as violence involving people and animals; therefore, the site is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. While Break.com may be considered enjoyable for some adults, it is recommended that children not have access to this site.

The posts on Break.com don’t appear to be monitored for content. There can be disturbing and insensitive posts from other users. While the site’s main intent is to make users laugh, it can cause harm as well. Sites like these can be a breeding ground for cyberbullying of children AND adults and may continue to grow in popularity.

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