Chatroulette users need to have a webcam in order to communicate back and forth with other users, as the entire networking aspect of the site is video-based.Users can also fill out their own profiles, but those are mostly for additional information.If you haven’t heard of Chatroulette, this Daily Show segment is a good primer.We were itching to study Chatroulette in a RJMetrics Dashboard, but no one seemed to have any good data for us to explore. Moore, the CEO and co-founder of RJMetrics, an on-demand database analytics and business intelligence startup.His last guest post was an analysis of Twitter user data.
Getting the data, however, was a bit of a challenge.
As parents, we often find it difficult to keep track of these innovations and the manner in which they’re affecting the lives of our children.
As useful as smartphones may be, certain dangers lurk behind the seemingly-innocent features of some apps.
Chatroulette is a social networking site that allows users to be randomly connected with other users across the globe.
The entire system is randomized, so users could find themselves speaking with somebody in Japan one minute and somebody in Iceland the next.
A chat session between two users lasts until one user decides to hit the ‘next’ button (a process that often takes mere seconds and is referred to as being ‘nexted’) and almost all the traffic on there is of a sexual nature (see the excellent ‘chat roulette’ video, containing some NSFW language, above, from Casey Neistat).