Is regular text-based chatting leaving you a little flat? Are you tired of talking about Twitter on Twitter?
Maybe you’ve been looking for your next…er…creative outlet since realizing you were the only one left in Second Life?
We thought so.
That’s why we’d like to tell you about a new service called Chatroulette which lets you do video chat “roulette” with complete strangers, some of whom may be naked…or dressed as bunnies…or pirates. Seriously! #arghhh.
It’s at least as stupid as Russian Roulette but without the obvious downside.
No need to be concerned about privacy. It’s all on the up and up — our trusted sources at Mashable tell us the site was created by a 17 year old Russian teenager. We’re sure the security is rock solid. But even if it isn’t, what difference does it make, really? Privacy is overrated anyway. Just ask Zuck.
Chatroulette is already hugely popular — at any given time there could be 20,000 other players! That’s a lot of video. We’re guessing that you don’t want to be left out. Are we right?
So what are you waiting for? Go and get dressed up and log on to Chatroulette!
And, remember, if the people you’re chatting with aren’t weird enough for you, you can always click on to the next weirdo! With guaranteed 24×7 access, we’re sure you’ll find your soul mate in no time.
We should note that when playing Chatroulette, people may get accidently disconnected or forget to share their contact information with people they would like to see again. Don’t let this alarm you as it may be possible to find these people through other social networks.
As one Chatrouletter said,
“Sometimes I’m so busy showing off in front of the camera and thinking about myself that I forget to find out who I’m actually talking to. LOL.”
If you need to find someone, just check out the Chatroulette page at Missed Connections.
Chatroulette is catching on with celebrities too. It’s not surprising that Ashton Kutcher is taking the lead, given his huge popularity on Twitter. Apparently, he decided he didn’t have enough attention or meaningful things to do and so decided to take Chatroulette for a spin. For the complete story, click here.
For those of you who are still skeptical or who still don’t understand what Chatroulette could do for you, we probably can’t help much since we won’t be trying it out. However, Princess Tweep put together a hypothetical chart of what you can expect from a spin on Chatroulette:
Anyway, that’s it for now. Good luck and happy chatrouletting.