Monday, March 29, 2010

The new bizarre online fad

Want to catch up with the latest online diversion? Then, check the video below.

chat roulette from Casey Neistat on Vimeo.

If you saw the video until the end, you now know a bit of Chat roulette, a website that randomly links users to one another through web-cam conversations -- and attracts some of the strangest people in the world.

For me it seems very weird to go to a website to talk to people you’ve never heard before and if the person thinks you are not good looking or don’t have an nice conversation, they can easily press the “next” bottom to spin the wheel to connect to the next random stranger. Obviously, the chances you find someone with whom you wish to actually speak are incredibly small…

And despite its weirdness, Chatroulette is in the roll. According to TechCrunch, the young website quadrupled in size in a month, attracting 3.9 million visitors worldwide in February, up from 944,000 in January, 2010.

I didn’t have the guts to try it myself, but I would love to know your thoughts if you ever decide to try it…


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  2. The growth rate is phenomenal! i watched the video, but I too do not have guts to join the party ...No way to know whether it carries some kind of ads ... wonder what's the business model of this site.