As the play rolls on, that grating dynamic — Ethan’s cavalier indifference vs.
It’s in that B&B late one night that we find Olivia, a self-doubting novelist-turned-teacher in her early 40s.
Though not the first chat service to pair up random strangers, Chatroulette did add video zing to the otherwise bland random text chats.
Created by a Russian school boy, Chatroulette connects millions of strangers in random video conversations.
although by that time its authorship was common knowledge.
It is unclear how much of the book's success was due to its content and how much to publicity about its unusual origin.