chatroulette

  • Chatroulette Calls The PoPo And Crosses Fingers In Hopes Of Investment

    Chatroulette Calls The PoPo And Crosses Fingers In Hopes Of Investment

    Chatroulette founder Andrey Ternovskiy recently posted this strange missive detailing Chatroulette’s commitment to cleaning up its act. In battling the porn plague, Ternovskiy has resorted to tracking offending IP addresses and turning them into the police, among other things (I’m assuming the hilariously named “penis recognition software” wasn’t… Read More

  • iChatr yanked by Apple

    iChatr yanked by Apple

    iChatr, a clone of the infamous Chatroulette, has been pulled from the Apple app store. Apparently, Apple isn’t cool with inappropriate use of anonymity and cannot condone the app. Read More

  • Chatroulette Rolls Out Local And Custom Channels. Top Channel: "Sex"

    Chatroulette Rolls Out Local And Custom Channels. Top Channel: "Sex"

    Chatroulette, the Internet phenomenon that allows users to jump into video chats with random, anonymous strangers (and all too frequently, their genitalia), has launched some new features that give users a bit more control over the kinds of fellow Chatrouletters they’re paired up with. As first noticed by NewTeeVee, Chatroulette has launched a feature called Localroulette that will use… Read More

  • Internet Conga Line – a new take on ChatRoulette which feels safer

    Internet Conga Line – a new take on ChatRoulette which feels safer

    Internet Conga Line is a new take on the ChatRoulette phenomenon. But this time serial UK entrepreneur Alex Tew has approached the issue of how you meet random people on video chat without… hitting the masturbators. On first viewing it appears there are actually four full video and audio chats going on. Personally I suddenly didn’t feel so trepidatious, as one does with ChatRoulette. Read More

  • Internet Conga Line Is A New Take On ChatRoulette, But Might Be Safer

    InternetCongaLine is a new take on the ChatRoulette phenomenon. But this time serial UK entrepreneur Alex Tew has approached the issue of how you meet random people on video chat without… hitting the masturbators. On first viewing it appears there are actually four full video and audio chats going on. Personally I suddenly didn’t feel so trepidatious, as one does with ChatRoulette. Read More

  • Chatroulette Enlists Shawn Fanning In The Fight Against The Masturbators

    Chatroulette Enlists Shawn Fanning In The Fight Against The Masturbators

    Russian website Chatroulette, founded by Andrey Ternovskiy, is perhaps most well known as a place to watch men expose their genitals. And wow has Ternovskiy been courted by Silicon Valley and other investors. SGN founder Shervin Pishevar helped bring him to Palo Alto and get set up in an apartment. In May the New Yorker talked about how Russia’s DST was having him followed when he… Read More

  • How Can Brands Best Get In Front Of Digital Audiences?

    How Can Brands Best Get In Front Of Digital Audiences?


    We’re still here at the first TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York. Up on stage right now is an interesting group of people discussing how brands can best engage with digital audiences in this day and age. This is an overview of what Judy Hu, Global Executive Director of Advertising & Branding at GE, Brian Pokorny (CEO of dailybooth), Christopher ‘moot’ Poole of… Read More

  • France's ToRoulette brings Chatroulette to your Facebook Fan Page

    France's ToRoulette brings Chatroulette to your Facebook Fan Page

    So while the rest of the world was busy making Chatroulette clones, French start-up ToRoulette decided to kick-it up a notch; that’s right, the company decided it was time to develop a professionally-oriented version of Chatroulette destined for Facebook Fan Pages. Sure, there are already a number of Chatroulette applications hiding out on Facebook, like Chat-o-Rama or what-have-you… Read More

  • French Chatroulette clone launches a gay version, Camtogays

    French Chatroulette clone launches a gay version, Camtogays

    Yes, that’s right – we’re talking about the launch of yet another Chatroulette site. Andrey Turnovisky’s successful idea, which has over 4 million monthly unique visitors, has set off a wave of copycats around the world – with Bazoocam (previously Chatroulettefr.org) and Camtoya amongst the leaders in the French market. But it gets better. Only 2 months after… Read More

  • Friends vs. Strangers: What's Next for Foursquare? And ChatRoulette?

    Friends vs. Strangers: What's Next for Foursquare? And ChatRoulette?

    The recent chatter about a possible FourHoo / YaSquare deal notwithstanding, there’s another nagging question these days: is foursquare a fun diversion, or could it deeply impact users? How will being Mayor of TechCrunch impact deals local merchants offer me? Or how I talk to friends? Will the marriage of mobile and social Web truly affect where I go, what I buy, who I know, and, uh… Read More

  • Chatroulette Quadruples To 4 Million Visitors In February

    Chatroulette Quadruples To 4 Million Visitors In February

    Whether it is all the media attention or there are just a lot of lonely people out there with a deep need to talk to strangers, Chatroulette is on a roll. In February, 2010, the young site attracted 3.9 million visitors worldwide, up from 944,000 in January, 2010, according to the latest data from comScore (see chart above). Google Trends for Websites shows a similar growth curve, with… Read More

  • Chatroulette Is 89 Percent Male, 47 Percent American, And 13 Percent Perverts

    Chatroulette Is 89 Percent Male, 47 Percent American, And 13 Percent Perverts

    This is a guest post by Robert J. Moore, the CEO and co-founder of RJMetrics, an on-demand database analytics and business intelligence startup. His last guest post was an analysis of Twitter user data. It’s no surprise that Chatroulette is the latest media darling. It has all the elements of a good story: technology, mystery, celebrity, and sex. If you haven’t heard of… Read More

  • The Daily Show Reveals Chatroulette To Be Filled With Creepy Journalists

    The Daily Show Reveals Chatroulette To Be Filled With Creepy Journalists

    If you’ve read about random video chat site Chatroulette lately, you’ll know that it is filled with naked people and journalists. And that’s exactly what The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart found in his exposé of the Web service. In between the random pervs, he actually found more journalists looking for pervs, or something. The clip has cameos from Katie Couric, Keith… Read More

  • CHATROULOLZ Collects Great Chatroulette Screencaps So You Don't Have To

    CHATROULOLZ Collects Great Chatroulette Screencaps So You Don't Have To

    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… Read More

  • TinyChat Launches Grouped Version Of Chatroulette

    TinyChat Launches Grouped Version Of Chatroulette

    Chatroulette, a website that connects random strangers via video chat, has been receiving a lot of buzz. And we’ve seen it can be quite entertaining. Web-based chat startup TinyChat is launching their own version of Chatroulette, called TinyChat Next. Similar to Chatroulette, you can be thrown into a room with strangers and conduct video chats with random people. When you tire of a… Read More

  • Oh, The Humanity: My Chatroulette Experience

    Oh, The Humanity: My Chatroulette Experience

    SFWeekly Web Editor Alexia Tsotsis (not pictured left) spent some time early this morning trying out Chatroulette, a website that connects random strangers for a video chat. The results are unlikely to surprise you. Unless you are new to this whole Internet thing. Screen shots of some of her more entertaining chats are below the post. Harkening back to the days of A/S/L, the random vidchat… Read More