Chatroulette , the video chat service that lets users randomly meet up with each other, has been taken offline. A new version is expected to be launched tomorrow. Thanks for participating — Redesigned and updated version of the website will be launched tomorrow. The site turned into a phenomenon because you never knew what you were going to find when you took your chances by randomly meeting strangers on the site via webcam. Some images were quite amusing. But a lot of women were also turned off by the large number of men who masturbated while using the service.
Chatroulette offline for revamp; what will it reveal?
An ode to Chatroulette
In , aged 16, Arthur fell in love for the first time. He was from New York and Margaux, aged 15, was from Louisiana. As is often the case with teenage romance, the pair were inseparable. They spoke intensely every day. Often Arthur found himself outside his home in the snow talking to Margaux for hours at a time. By the end of their three-year relationship, and as they approached the cusp of adulthood, they knew everything about each other.
Video chat service Chatroulette goes offline, updated version to launch tomorrow
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What does the next spin of the wheel hold for Chatroulette? The site now greets you with the following bare-bones message:. Unveiled late last year, Chatroulette lets you bounce from one anonymous video chat to another, with some people seeking a meaningful conversation and others seeking something more risque. If one person doesn't meet your chatting fancy, you simply click Next to jump to the next one. Run by Andrey Ternovskiy, a year-old student in Moscow, Chatroulette has captured attention as a unique type of social networking site.