What would you, as a web app user, want to see in a stranger-to-stranger video chat service?
From creepy to cute, here are a few Chatroulette clones we dig.
Prior to early 2013, the site did not censor contributions through a profanity filter, and users may have encountered nudity or sexual content on camera.
After January 2013, Omegle implemented a "monitored" video chat, to monitor misbehavior and protect people under the age of 18 from potentially harmful content, including nudity or sexual content.
A user can input as many interests as he or she would like, and if no available match is found, the user is paired with a completely random stranger instead.
In 2013, an unmonitored version of the video chat mode was opened, leaving the original content moderator-regulated video section open to anyone aged thirteen and up as long as the content of his or her video stream is clean.
The MFS Photo Competition is an area where members can send us photos, members can vote on the photo, with a view to creating a Calendar using the popular photos.
Chatroulette has been giving journalists reporting fodder for slow news days for a few months now — enough time, apparently, to spawn a number of clones.
In your opinion, do any of these clones do Chatroulette better than the original?
In Spy (Question) Mode, users have two options; to be the "spy" and ask a question of two strangers, or to discuss a question with another stranger.
As the spy, the user inputs any question for the two strangers to answer or discuss and is able to view the discussion as a third party, albeit without being able to contribute further to the conversation.