17-year old Russian founder, Andrey Ternovskiy created the site (with a $10 webcam and a few lines of code) “because I wanted to entertain myself and my friends”
My experience with chatroulette was kind of funny…I don’t know why I just didnt take it seriously I was just laughing at the whole concept…I couldnt actualy talk to someone I just saw pictures cz the internet is obviously very slow in Lebanon.
Eyetoy and tinychat are similar to chatroulette but I preferred chatroulette because it’s much more straighforward it’s just the video chat and no signup needed which makes it much simpler and more anonymous..
I don’t really think randomly meeting people through these kind of sites is in anyway useful because most people who try these kind of things are just doing it for fun.
People probably like it cz its like a game..why do people enjoy playing games online? cz its entertaining…chatroulette is entertaining and the fact that it’s real people you react with makes it more appealing.
this kind of service will NEVER pick up in Lebanon for the simple reason that no one has internet fast enough for that site! If it wasn’t for that I’m pretty sure everyone will be on chatroulette.