By now, you’ve probably heard of Chatroulette, the website where one can anonymously have video chat conversations with random strangers from around the world. Needless to say, this freaks out just about everyone who has tried the service so far, which was started by 17-year-old high school student Andrey Ternovskiy from Moscow.
Check out SFWeekly editor Alexia Tsotis’ experience here on TechCrunch, for instance.
It was of course just a matter of time before sites started collecting screencaps from all those mostly NSFW funny, weird, disturbing, [insert appropriate adjective] video chat sessions and turned it into a phenomenon of its own right. One of them, and perhaps the best one around, is Tumblr blog CHATROULOLZ.
The blog was set up by young entrepreneur and photographer Lewis Chaplin, who judging from his last post is already getting bombarded with about 50 image submissions a day, mostly from French people who don’t really know what the site is all about in the first place.
Without further ado, some of the best Chatroulette has had to offer so far:
Chatroulette! is a web site that allows users to connect to and video chat with random (site-chosen) users. It was developed by Andrey Ternovskiy of Moscow. The idea may have been influenced by Omegle, a similar service for text chat only. Chatroulette uses seven high-end servers all located in Frankfurt, Germany. Network throughput is 7 gigabits a second. The application uses Adobe Flash Player, and the RTMFP peer-to-peer technology acquired from Amicima and introduced in Flash Player 10.0. From now on...