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It was created by a 17-year-old Russian student as a lark and has exploded in popularity with as many as 50,000 simultaneous users, attracting interest from some (including Union Square Ventures investor Fred Wilson, who offered to fly the founder to New York for an interview and suggested he might invest) and revulsion from others. Tyler Coates of The Awl came up with a list of the top 25 things people said to him on Chat Roulette, which should give you some idea of what to expect.
The revulsion comes because of the somewhat prolific use of Chat Roulette by exhibitionists and other, er… Based on a cursory glance through this kind of material, or some of the bizarre and hilarious screenshots that have sprung up around the web, it would be easy to dismiss the service as a kind of pornographic and/or mentally deficient version of Stumble Upon (which probably should have thought of it before Andrey Ternovsky did, to be honest).
Chat Roulette reminds me a lot of the quirkiness of the Internet that I grew up with.
Like when I was a teen trolling through chatrooms, Chat Roulette is filled with all sorts of weird people.
She adds that one of the things she likes most about the service is its randomness — you never know what you are going to find when you click the “Next” button.