Saturday, February 20, 2010
Chat Roulette, a review
I thought I'd have a go on ChatRoulette since people kept tweeting about it. I went on it and saw a lot of winkies. I mean really quite a lot of winkies.
Old winkies, small winkies, dark winkies. I got rejected by stranger's winky. So that's a new experience. You are randomly paired up with people and then if they don't look like fun you press F9 to get a new person. It seems that if you let the world communicate with each other at random what you will see is a lot of wink wonks.
I only managed one brief actual conversation with someone, who said they were 'inteviewing for a paper'. They didn't show me their winky and for a tiny moment I sort of saw what the website was supposed to be about, random people talking about things via video chat. Then I saw some more winkies.
The users of Chat Roulette seem to fall into a few groups
1) A disembodied winky being touched. Or a close up of some awful underpants, which I assume contain a winky.
2) Lone man, badly lit probably with a beard and a hat on. He is probably thinking about showing you his winky.
3) A group of giggling girls who will demand to see your winky.
That's it really.