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.
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.
Users can also upload an image of themselves to add to their profile.
Within a year of the site's launch, Chatroulette received criticism particularly with respect to the offensive, obscene or pornographic material that some users of this site were exhibiting. Keith Ablow advised that "Parents should keep all their children off the site because it's much too dangerous for children. This is one of the worst faces of the Internet that I've seen.
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.
Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio and video) with another visitor.
At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.8% of spins showed multiple people behind the camera.1 in 3 females appeared as such a group, and 1 in 12 males.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 and their taste in music, movies and games.Analytics firm RJMetrics has put together interesting data about the latest internet craze, Chatroulette, the site that pairs you up with a random stranger for video chats.