Chatroulette offers random webcam titillation

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 07:36:19 PST in Discussion Topics
by Raven

I know this isn't the usual content for this site but I found it, well, interesting. Would this be classified as a "social" site? Feel free to discuss it in the forums if interested.

On Chatroulette, a new and controversial Web site, every click lands you in a face-to-face video conversation with a random stranger.

The setup is simple: Activate your webcam and click "play." Then, as people from all over the world pop up one at a time in a box on your screen, you decide whether or not to chat with them. If you don't like the looks of things, click "next" and the site shuffles you to someone new.

The people you meet could be friendly. During a recent CNN test of the site, a man from France popped up on the screen wearing a jester's hat and telling jokes in French. Two men dressed as skeletons were having a dance party to techno music and flashing lights. A slouched-over man in Tunisia said he was tired because he'd been on the site for four hours.

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