What is ChatRoulette?

ChatRoulette is a free video chatting service that connects you with random strangers across the globe.
Launched in November 2009, it was created by a Russian teenager. Users sign on and are instantly connected with another user's video feed. They can choose to chat with them (audio or typing) or click "next" and be connected with another user (like playing roulette and spinning the wheel).

ChatRoulette gained popularity in February 2010 after several media outlets published articles on the site. The site has been criticized for its high pornography content. Its users are largely young males. Some blogs have been created solely to publish screenshots of ChatRoulette users doing funny things.

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