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.
This is a huge red flag; this is extreme social networking.
Ternovskiy sought help from his longtime friend Vlad Kostanyan, who helped him with his side projects.
One informal study published in March 2010 showed that nearly half of all Chatroulette "spins" connected a user with someone in the USA, while the next most likely country was France with 15%.
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.
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.
Despite the expansion of the service, he still codes everything on his own.
At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.
He discusses that he did not advertise or post his site anywhere; in fact, people starting talking about the website and knowledge of it gradually spread by word of mouth.
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.