My awesome chat partner, who used video of a train zooming through Norway as his onscreen stand-in, sifted out some interesting stuff: “In the past 48 hours, I helped a sixteen year old Finnish girl with her English homework,” he wrote.
“I kept a single mother in Chile company while she folded laundry.
“Chat Roulette is also a veritable cornucopia of imagery of gloomy attic bedrooms, hopelessly cluttered dorm rooms, gigantic collectible displays, and bad pajamas,” my awesome and anonymous chat partner wrote. The proportion of utter morons to insightful people is, sadly, similar.” My awesome chat partner said he’d logged around 18 hours on Chat Roulette, and in my comparatively short time, I agree with his assessment.
What’s more, image after poorly-lit image of people, eyes glassy and jaws slack, can be more depressing than all the dude junk you have to wade through to find them. Some who’ve used the site compare it to the early days of the Internet where you jump in and anything can happen.
No doubt that’s what a good portion of young boys using the site are hoping to see for free on Chat Roulette.
The site’s terms state that you must be at least 16 to use the site (yeah, right).
“It’s sad,” wrote my partner in my aforementioned Chat Roulette conversation, referring the plethora of naked and semi-naked dudes demonstrating their … All you need is an Internet connection, and it’s good if you have a Web cam — though not all users do.