The Chat Roulette website was created by Andrey Ternovskiy, a 17 year old high school student in Moscow. The site was launched in November 2009, with 500 visitors a day. One month later, there were 50,000 visitors a day!
The site is growing at an alarming rate and it let’s you speak with and see anyone in the world who has a camera on their computer. The site randomly chooses another user, anywhere in the world.
Unfortunately, you have no way of knowing who the next person is, that the system randomly selects to appear on your screen. Each user’s location can also be pinpointed on a Google Maps style interface. This can be seen at www.chatroulettemap.com .
Parents are advised to BLOCK Chat Roulette for the safety of their children. Remember, the internet is unfiltered and uncensored, and there is a lot of content that is inappropriate for children.
Chat Roulette has grown to 1.5 million visitors per day. If we look at the statistics, we can see a trend.
• 82% Male, 18% Female
• 64% clothed with face, 23% nude, 13% clothed with blocked face
• 3% chats
It appears that the original concept of random chats does not appear to be how the site is being used. One commentator says it is 89% Male, 47% American and 13% Perverts. I would say the figure of 13% is conservative.