Chatroulette is one of the stranger parts of the Internet, where random users are connected via webcam; when a conversation gets boring (or weird), one user can press the "Next" button to move on to a new partner.
Another famous prank involves a user who would simulate hanging himself to alarm and shock other viewers.You can start typing, or click “next” and a new stranger appears. While the site’s popularity is growing — a recent visit showed more than 50,000 people using it simultaneously — so too is opposition, stemming mostly from some users’ decision to broadcast in the nude.“I’ve just heard that it’s really freaky,” says Gillian Rich (COM’11).It matches random users and lets them chat via texting. To protect privacy, the service displays only users' screen names as well as their area codes, which Mr. When they tire of one another or the conversation veers off topic, they can request a new partner.