So I’ve been waiting for the new Chatroulette to go up for three days now and no dice. In the meantime I’ve been getting a slew of emails and tweets from people trying to get me to switch over to their to their random “chat with strangers” services (Hi Omegle!). However none have been particularly compelling, UNTIL NOW.
We’ve been running in stealth for the past few months, as we’ve negotiated deals and developed software (that’s done), but it seems you’ve broken the seal on the jar of kind bud, so we’re announcing on TechCrunch:
“Chatroulette for High People!”
PS: We’re in LA and we’re looking for our head of marketing, PR, and social media. Maybe a hot designer, too
The above comment is from (where else?) last night’s “Dude I Am So High Right Now” post, the venue where Dude, who I am assuming is the HighStranger founder, has chosen to announce his “Chatroulette For High People!.”
But wait, isn’t Chatroulette a “Chatroulette for high people”? I’ve emailed Dude for further information, and have not yet received a response, which is not surprising.
While Chatroulette spinoffs are a dime a dozen, this one seems noteworthy if only for the inevitable cheesy pot jokes that will ensue in the comments.
Like, “This might be the first employer to require that you fail a drug test,” or whatever. I’m sure you guys can come up with something better. They basically write themselves.
Our core of our technology is developed and ready to demo and it’s going to make Chatroulette V2 look like some nasty old bag of rag weed you wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot bong (maybe).
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...