Chatroulette: pointless viral hit

The current viral hit is not a video, but a website called Chatroulette. The principle is quite simple; the site proposes to connect you randomly with other online geeks that are sitting in front of their webcam. If the person seems interesting you can start a chat session, if you don’t like the person, you can skip that person and someone else comes up. The site is completely webbased and has no login and password, which allows it to be very easy to jump in. The funny thing is that you can browse around the world and meet people you’ll probably never meet again.

The creator of the site is a 17 year old Russian kid that was bored to talk to his friends so he decided to create the site. I guess the smart guy will receive a big “cheque” from some investor pretty soon. But before that, he will need to fix some issues because beware, since there is no login and no control, it leaves the way open for the numerous perverts that are populating this world, so be prepared. I wonder why there are only guys doing disgusting things!

It didn’t take that long before others jumped on the success and created sites around that. Here is where you can see screenshots of reactions …

UPDATE: here is a very interesting video on what it is and what kind of people are on the site:

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chat roulette from Casey Neistat on Vimeo.

Here are some videos with funny reactions on chatroulette:

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