Hey guys, here is the post about the latest internet addiction we were talking about in class: ChatRoulette. http://chatroulette.com/
The website was created by Andrey Ternovskiy, in November 2009. Andrey who was 17 and in high school at the time, played around with the idea of creating his own site and fate have it, the site is now more popular than ever.
The website mostly just pairs random people together, being in a way more interactive than conventional chats because it’s based on webcam conversations. Like an actual roulette, it allows users to “next” the person they’re talking to, when not pleased. Basically you never know who you’re going to get. Some people actually have stumbled upon celebrities like Ashton Kutcher. Check it out (It’s funny)…http://www.movieline.com/2010/02/ashton-kutcher-invades-chatroulette-poignantly-lies-about-own-films.php
To be honest, I think it’s a silly thing to do on a thursday afternoon when nothing better is going on. However it’s interesting to see the new little addictive things people become involved in now days. Think of this site, as a more at home, no dressing up, more perverted speed dating. Yet, I wonder how long it takes before it’s topped by something else.