“I created this project for fun. Initially, I had no business goals with it. I created this project recently. I was and still am a teenager myself, that is why I had a certain feeling of what other teenagers would want to see on the Internet. I myself enjoyed talking to friends with Skype using a microphone and webcam. But we got tired of talking to each other eventually. So I decided to create a little site for me and my friends where we could connect randomly with other people.” -Andrey Ternovskiy, founder of Chatroulette
You know there's nothing quite like improvising, and there's perhaps no way to show off one's improvisational talents better than in song. Have a listen to piano-improv specialist Ben Folds sing his different-every-time live hit,
while I share with you the story of a different type of impromptu interaction: Chatroulette.
Perhaps a site best known for the rampant (unwanted) nudity of its early days, along with many pranks and amusing interactions, Chatroulette has also be a legitimate way for young people to randomly connect with one another.
The pranks are far more interesting, of course.
But they're not the most interesting thing to come out of Chatroulette at all. What is? Come find out and enjoy!