Kiwiflatmates makes CNN

CNN will be paying a visit tomorrow morning to kiwiflatmates.com.

CNN will be paying a visit tomorrow morning to kiwiflatmates.com.

The site, which puts up its protagonists in a plush Herne Bay house on the condition that they live under the eye of webcams, has registered more than two million page impressions since launch its launch on August 31 and its promoters say that since last month traffic has tripled.

Last month the promoters also scrapped a $US20 monthly charge for access to some of the cameras in the house – including that trained on the spa pool.

The venture has attracted the attention of CNN's e-biz Asia, and a crew from the show will be interviewing founders Colin Stephenson and Karen Kay for a story to screen next Monday.

Stephenson says he is delighted with the increase in visitor numbers

“It’s great that kiwiflatmates.com is getting international media exposure. Statistics show that viewers are coming from all over the world and that the site has a certain ‘stickability’ factor with people regularly visiting for long periods - in excess of 17 minutes.”

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