Experiment: Making Friends
Chatroulette.com is a new website that randomly pairs you and a stranger via video and text chat. So, what are people doing with it?
Chatroulette has certainly brought out its share of crazies, creeps
and c–k. Seriously. If you haven’t visited yet you will see d–k.
Lots of d–k. But there’s also a lot of creativity. A new social media
application barely out of the box with plenty of people bumbling
around trying to figure out just what to do with it. Even if it’s just
simply being goofy.
It’s no secret that dogs make people happy. Most people anyway. Especially old dogs with narcoleptic tendencies and silly props.
We took screen shots of the different reactions Roxy elicited from
strangers and created a still-frame animation. Think of it as a time-lapse window into a Chatroulette session.
We said that Chatroullete was new, and people are still trying to figure out what to do with it. But thankfully, it hasn’t taken long for creative types to get their hands all over it and start doing funny stuff!
ben folds improvises to chatroullete in front of an audience.
Chatroulette was launched in 2009 by a 17 year old. It gained exposure in
February 2010 after being featured on “Good Morning America”. [source:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatroulette] We have experienced traffic
of anywhere from 60,000 to 30,000 visitors.