Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chatroulette





I’m not gonna lie. This Tech Tuesday update freaks me the heck out.

Have you hear about Chatroulette?

Wikipedia defines Chatroulette as “A Web site that pairs random strangers for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the Web site randomly begin an online chat (video, audio and text) with another visitor. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.”

So yeah, remember how chat rooms were popular in the mid-90’s? Well this is like TMI chat rooms! You can see the other person! They could be any where in the world AND can be wearing anything – or nothing!

More disturbing, Chatroulette was created by a 17-year-old high school student in Moscow.

Chatroulette is gaining momentum at a crazy speed. In November 2009, there were 500 visitors per day. The site was featured on a number of news outlets in the U.S. and now it has 1.5 million users!

So what do you think? Is Chatroulette cool or creepy? Would you try it? Who wants to be no one answers me because six people read this blog? Hahha!

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatroulette

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