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|Slogan||Welcome to the world of Chatroulette!|
|Type of site||Online chat, voice chat, video chat|
|Created by||Andrey Ternovsky|
|Alexa rank||7,272 (April 2013[update])|
Chatroulette is an online chat website that pairs strangers from around the world together for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio, and video) with another visitor who is chosen at random. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.
The Chatroulette web site was created by Andrey Ternovsky, a 17-year-old high school student in Moscow, Russia. Ternovsky says the concept arose from video chats he used to have with friends on Skype, and that he wrote the first version of Chatroulette in "two days and two nights". Ternovsky chose the name "Chatroulette" after watching The Deer Hunter, a 1978 film set in the Vietnam War in which prisoners of war are forced to play Russian roulette. Mr. Ternovskiy built the site on an old computer he had in his bedroom. The site initially had 20 users and then it doubled, it continued to double every day since then. He discusses that he didn’t advertise or post his site anywhere, in fact people starting talking about the website and the word of mouth spread gradually. Each time the user count grew, he had to rewrite the entire code, this heavy load of users being the most difficult part of his project. Regardless of the expansion of the website, he still codes everything by himself due to his location. According to an online review, Chatroulette is listed in the top five video chat sites of 2013.
In early November 2009, shortly after the site launched, it had 500 visitors per day. One month later there were 50,000. The site has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York magazine, and on Good Morning America, Newsnight in the United Kingdom, Tosh.0, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. and South Park. In February 2010, there were about 35,000 people on Chatroulette at any given time. Around the beginning of March, Ternovsky estimated the site to have around 1.5 million users, approximately 33% of them from the United States and 5% from Germany.
An early growth phase was funded by a $10,000 investment from Ternovsky's parents which he soon paid back. As of March 2010[update], Ternovsky was running the site from his childhood bedroom, assisted by four programmers who were working remotely, and the site was supported through advertising links to an online dating service. The site uses several high-end servers all located in Frankfurt, Germany.
According to New York Times, the site is intensely addictive. One informal study published in March 2010 shows that, nearly half of all Chatroulette "spins" connected a user with someone in the USA, while the next most likely country was France with 15%. On average in sessions showing a single person, 89% of these were male and 11% were female. 8% of spins showed multiple people behind the camera. 1 in 3 females appeared as such a group, and 1 in 12 males. A user was more likely to encounter a webcam featuring no person at all than one featuring a sole female. 1 in 8 spins yielded someone apparently naked, exposing themselves or engaging in a sexual act. A user was twice as likely to encounter a sign requesting female nudity than to encounter actual female nudity.
The website uses Adobe Flash to display video and access the user's webcam. Flash's peer-to-peer network capabilities (via RTMFP) allow almost all video and audio streams to travel directly between user computers, without using server bandwidth. However, certain combinations of routers will not allow UDP traffic to flow between them, and then it is necessary to fall back to RTMP.
Initially the site only asked users to confirm that they are at least 16 years old and agree on terms to not broadcast any offensive or pornographic content. There was no requirement for login or registration. However, the website now requires users to register for free before they can use the features of the website. The signup requires a username, email address and password. Details such as age, gender and location can be further added under profile and settings. This tab also allows users to write an ‘about me’ section about themselves, including languages they speak their taste in music, movies and games. Users can also upload an image of themselves to add to their profile.
Inappropriate content 
Within a year of the site's launch, Chatroulette received criticism particularly with regards to the offensive, obscene or pornographic material that some users of this site were exhibiting. Psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow advised that “Parents should keep all their children off the site because it’s much too dangerous for children. It’s a predator’s paradise. This is one of the worst faces of the Internet that I’ve seen. It’s disconnecting human relationships rather than connecting them.” Emie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, told CBS’ The Early Show that the site was the “last place parents want their kids to be. This is a huge red flag; this is extreme social networking. This is a place kids are going to gravitate to.”
Ternovskiy told the New York Times that “Everyone finds his own way of using the site. Some think it is a game, others think it is a whole unknown world, others think it is a dating service. I think it’s cool that such a concept can be useful for so many people. Although some people are using the site in not very nice ways -- I am really against it.” Early users of the site would frequently encounter users who were naked or masturbating in front of the camera. According to certain reports and a firsthand test, majority of the site’s users are male and overwhelmingly young, and people in their 30s are usually mocked on the site for being too “old”. Some users dress in costumes to entertain the viewer the site pairs them with, while others play music or host dance parties. In 2011, artists Eva and Franco Mattes presented random Chatroulette users with a staged view of a man who had apparently hanged himself, and recorded the reactions.
According to a survey carried out by RJMetrics, approximately 1 in 8 of feeds from Chatroulette involved 'R-rated' content. Parody shows such as The Daily Show and South Park have lampooned this aspect of the service and nudity has become an established part of the site's notoriety. A complicated legal environment surrounds Chatroulette with regards to the sexual activities that occur frequently on the site. These activities may be illegal, however, it is uncertain who is held responsible for such content due to the level of anonymity of the users.
Image detection 
An algorithm was developed to successfully filter out large quantities of obscene content on Chatroulette, considering that as much as 30 percent of the 8.5 million monthly unique visitors are minors. This has led to a higher proportion of female users accessing the service due to the cleanup. The image recognition algorithms automatically flag users broadcasting sexual content. The filter works in a manner that it identifies excessive amounts of revealed skin while simultaneously recognizes faces as appropriate. A 20,000-user based sample study proved that the algorithm is able to filter out nearly 60 percent of the offensive material along with ads on the site. While the video streams are transmitted in a peer-to-peer manner, without passing through the site's server, Chatroulette does periodically take screenshots of the users' video content. Humans then check the screenshots flagged by the algorithms and proceed to block the offending users for a period of time. In an interview, Ternovskiy states, “While recognition software improves, we have employed a moderation team to review pictures manually. We now have around 100 moderators who are all monitoring all webcam feeds and marking inappropriate ones. The combination of filter technology and moderation results in the banning of 50,000 inappropriate users daily.”
See also 
- "Chatroulette.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
- Stone, Brad (2010-02-13). "Chatroulette’s Creator, 17, Introduces Himself - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com". Bits.blogs.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
- Yevgeny Kondakov and Benjamin Bidder: 17-Year-Old Chatroulette Founder: 'Mom, Dad, the Site Is Expanding' Interview with Andrey Ternovsky, Der Spiegel, 5 March 2010
- Nick Bilton: One on One: Andrey Ternovsky, Creator of Chatroulette (interview) Bits Blog, The New York Times online, March 12, 2010
- Bilton, Nick (March 12, 2010). "One on One: Andrey Ternovskiy, Creator of Chatroulette". New York Times. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- "Online Review Reveals Today's Top Five Video Chat Sites". PR Newswire. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Anderson, Sam (2010-02-05). "Is ChatRoulette the Future of the Internet or Its Distant Past? - New York Magazine". Nymag.com. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
- "Chatroulette: Talking to Strangers on Internet - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
- "Newsnight: From the web team: Tuesday 9 March 2010". BBC. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2010-05-14.
- "Chat Roulette | Tosh.0". Comedy Central. Retrieved 2010-05-14.
- "Tech-Talch - Jon encounters several reporters and naked masturbating men as he explores Chatroulette". www.thedailyshow.com/. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
- John D. Sutter, CNN (2010-02-24). "Chatroulette offers random webcam titillation - CNN.com". Edition.cnn.com. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
- David, Kreps. "Foucault, Exhibitionism and Voyeurism on Chatroulette". Murdoch University. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- Moore, Robert J. (2010-03-16). "Chatroulette Is 89 Percent Male, 47 Percent American, And 13 Percent Perverts". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2010-05-14.
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- Rhett Miller, Joshua (March 1, 2010). "Chatroulette Is 'Predator's Paradise,' Experts Say". Fox News. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- D. Sutter, John (February 24, 2010). "Chatroulette offers random webcam titillation". CNN. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Westcott, James (2011-08-18). "‘Perform Yourself’". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
- South Park Takes on Tron, Facebook, and Chat Roulette from MovieViral.com
- Chatroulette Deletes Safe Mode from roulettechatsites.com
- Bulatovic, Peja (January 20, 2011). "Nudity filter helps Chatroulette clean up". CBC. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Xing, Xinyu et al (January 2011). "SafeVchat: Detecting Obscene Content and Misbehaving Users in Online Video Chat Services". Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
- Peja Bulatovic (January 20, 2011). "Nudity filter helps Chatroulette clean up". CBC News. Retrieved 2012-08-16.