ChatRoulette: The Perils of Video Chats with Strangers

New website ChatRoulette lets strangers watch one another doing — well, you don't want to know

Dan Fletcher

I spent 15 seconds at work on the computer watching a man dance around his room in a gas mask while wrapped in the American flag. He was watching me back, and when he saw that I wasn't laughing, he danced over to the computer, clicked his mouse mid-beat and (I can only assume) continued performing for someone else. As for me, it only got worse from there; my video suddenly changed to a live stream of someone masturbating.

Interactions like these are the hallmark of the increasingly...

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