French Chatroulette clone launches a gay version, Camtogays

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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 and Camtoya amongst the leaders in the French market.

But it gets better. Only 2 months after Bazoocam’s official launch and the team is already announcing a gay version of the site: Camtogays. This new site went live on May 4th and will be monetized with localized, targeted ads in partnership with the dating site Easyflirt. However, the founders and planning to eventually develop and integrate their own dating platform into the site as the traffic picks up.

Ah, but Camtogays is hardly the first gay Chatroulette site – in fact, one of the first gay Chatroulette sites, Manroulette, was launched in March. However, Camtogays is hoping not to become a hot-spot for vulgarity and obscenity and has thus introduced a number of tools to help users to report and eliminate inappropriate content – the same tools that have helped Bazoocam show 15% less genitals than the original Chatroulette site, according to the founders. Clean Chatroulette? We’ll just have to see about that.

With the launch of Camtogays, Bazoocam is obviously hoping to gain a bit of leeway in the French market against the other leader Camtoya. Bazoocam currently counts roughly 1.3 million unique visitors per month – yet Camtoya sees around 60,000 visitors per day. And Camtoya seems to have somewhat of a different development strategy – its 23 year old founder, Sébastien Hautier, is planning to develop a social network around the webcam-oriented site. Both companies are also in the process of developing their mobile applications and Bazoocam’s iPhone app should be released next month.

Even if we were hoping that Chatroulette is just a short-lived internet fad, it looks like Chatroulette may be here to stay. We may as well prepare ourselves for the proliferation and diversification of webcam chat sites – perhaps similar to that of social networks. So we’ll just have to wait and see what’s going to be the next niche market to be addressed by a platform à la Chatroulette.

  • Lisa Swite

    I really not surprised about all this.

    First of all, everybody talks about chatroulette so obviously web marketers try to make money off of it.

    Also, it is obvious that chatroulette is a new media type, it is not just a fad. It’s a new way to communicate that satisfies the need for exhibtionism and voyeurism at the same time. Just like a better reality TV.

    Good article anyways.

    • rachid

      salut tres envie de faire ta connaissance pour echangr des idees et apres on va surement se connaitre bien
      jaimerais quon discute sur sky..
      par web cam
      rejoin moi bb

  • Justin Wilders

    ROTFL, now thats just too funny dude. Whats next I wonder??


    • Murielle

      You can still try this chatroulette fr if you want to mett sexy lil french chicks ;)

  • Vishal Sanjay

    Thats hell funny, I mean are they serious, if they aree I’ll be keenly waiting for the future updates.

  • Real

    There’s also. There’s even channel for your region

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  • Me

    It was only a matter of time before someone actually did it.

  • Ochocinco

    I think plans on launching one too. I they do, it should be sweet.

    • Shawn

      They need to open already I could use a proper place to chill.

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  • Gay ChatRoulette

    In fact GayCiti had the first Gay ChatRoulette before ManRoulette.

    I am not sure where you got your sources from for this story.

    GayCiti is now taken advantage of the traffic from Gay ChatRoulette and now focusing on a Gay Community site.

  • Marie Bailay

    I guess they haven’t really made this social network :(

    I searched some chatroulette alternatives on Google, and actually found out a very good site that even offers free video conferencing (thanks, that’s a better offer than new Skype’s group video chatting feature). It’s

  • sophie palmer

    The best french chatroulette I think

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    Try this out if you like this kinf of free website like chatroulette. I did not see any perv for the moment .


  • Mattop

    Try this out if you like this kinf of free website like chatroulette. I did not see any perv for the moment .


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     ». Voici donc la loterie de la vie rapportée au Web,
     laissant le hasard seul décideur du nouvel interlocuteur.

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    Bazoocam is a really good site I think

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  • Noelia Rodriguez

    Nice post!! more french chatroulettes gays

  • Noelia Rodriguez

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