This time, no promises of an updated and redesigned version launching ‘tomorrow’ or ‘shortly’. If you’re lucky enough to even get the website address to resolve, you’ll be looking at a nice ’403 Forbidden’ or ’500 Internal Server Error’ page, or some nginx Web server landing page.
Which could of course mean there’s someone tinkering on the site right now and about to hit the launch button on the real next-generation, penis-free version of Chatroulette, not the underwhelming version that went live earlier this week.
Update: seems to be back up now, at least partially in some browsers. The underwhelming v2, that is.
Keep refreshing, voyeuristic boys and girls. What’s that? What do you mean you don’t care anymore? But it’s Chatroulette! It’s the future of online video communication!
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...