PopJam Runs With Chatroulette Idea, Creates Random IM With Strangers

Chatroulette appeared in the last couple of days – a sort of Hot Or Not for random Webcam chats with random strangers. Visit the site and you’re suddenly connected in a video chat with someone randomly selected.

You can of course hit the “next” button and move on to find somebody more interesting – or better looking. As one might imagine, it’s led to a lot of exhibitionists and voyeurs tuning in and a whole heap of unsavoury characters, as blogger Jason Kottke has noted.

That danger of course makes it pretty addictive to some, but now there’s a (ok, only slightly) safer version just launched, which is in fact a re-animation of a site that went pop only recently, namely PopJam.