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Chatroulette…

In November 2009 a 17 year old high school student in Moscow, Russia, named Andrey Ternovsky decided to create Chatroulette. It took him two days and two nights to build the site. He based this site after his experience on Skype. The name he gave to his site was based off a movie called The Deer Hunter in which Vietnam War prisoners are forced to play Russian roulette.

Chatroulette is based off webcam conversations. Users are paired with others around the globe. They can view the person through webcams and they can either start a conversation on the spot or click next and be paired with someone else through their webcams, an online form of speed dating. Even though, the site has a reputation of being the space for people being disrespectful towards other users by displaying their body, many have claimed to meet their partners on this site and its free!!

 

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  1. I have never heard of Chatroulette. I searched it and it has said to have launched back in 2009. I have to say it does sound pretty interesting, how the website just pairs you up with someone from around the world randomly and you can leave and be paired up with someone else at any time.

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