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ChatRoulette, it’s a gamble.

My last post “Social Media Strangers” touched on a two new SM sites that revolve around randomness as a method to interactive with strangers. The more popular of the two; ChatRoulette has been the topic of quite a few conversations around here, as well as the new addiction of one of our colleagues.

I had been struggling to find the real point of this site and its benefit. Besides being a showcase for perverts, there are lots of genuinely interested users. It’s a platform that lets you be anything between yourself to your alter-ego. Gauging on the amount of puppets, drawn characters, and unique scenarios, creativity is also a large element of the production. Perhaps this isn’t as lost of a cause as I originally thought.

I came across this video (below) that does a great job of explaining things, as well as doing a few experiments to see just who uses it, and what they are looking for. It’s worth sitting through the whole thing. (warning: a bit of swearing in the video)


One Comment

  • Derek on Mar 23, 2010 Reply

    haha that is crazy! Seems predictable of our culture. Webcamming on Msn with one person is just not enough anymore.

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