Welcome to the world of Chatroulette!
Chatroulette is a website that pairs random strangers for webcam-based conversations, for the primary purpose of being able to watch each other masturbate. Visitors to the website randomly begin an online chat (video, audio and text) with another visitor, who is usually masturbating.
The Chatroulette web site was created by Andrey Ternovskiy, a 17-year-old high school student in Moscow. Ternovskiy says the concept arose from video chats he used to have with friends on Skype, however his parents credit card bills of the time showed significant charges to pornographic web-cam sites, which since the inception of Chatroulette are no longer appearing.
As of March 2010, the site is supported by advertising links to an online dating service. Previously it was funded by a $10,000 investment from his parents desperate to get their credit card bills back under control.
Chatroulette has now entered the youth culture. Phrases coming from the usage of chatroulette include nexted, describing a participant whose chat partner clicks the Chatroulette Next button to move on to a new partner. Also entering the parlance of youth is sexted, when the next individual is already masturbating.
On February 27 at the Soundwave Festival in Melbourne, Australia, Faith No More streamed their festival performance live on Chatroulette. The crowd who paid $150 a ticket to see the band were ecstatic to find out that this was also being streamed around the world for free, although somewhat disgusted that most of the chat partners watching the performance seemed to be sexually excited by it.
The website requires users to be at least
To play a game, click onbutton above. As soon as you realise that your partner is a middle aged man masturbating, then click "Next", or click "Report", because that definitely reports them.