It's free to use and has just one understated, text-only advertisement on the bottom of the screen.
The creator of Chatroulette did not respond to messages from The Associated Press.
Chatroulette randomly links users with strangers who could be anywhere in the world.
If you don't like the person who pops up on the screen, just click "Next." Repeat.
Justin.tv, meanwhile, lets users broadcast their own live video channels to anyone over the Internet.
And so the troubles that come up aren't new either.
"On Chatroulette, that person waving a swastika flag may really be a Nazi trying to recruit you." The concept of Chatroulette is not entirely new.
Sites such as and connect strangers for one-on-chats, but without cameras.
At any given time, tens of thousands of people may be logged on, taking their chances on a finding a meaningful connection, just like a game of roulette.
As Chatroulette takes off, so are copycats and Web sites that collect screen shots showing the best, worst and grossest pairings of people.
Instead, ask to see an […] CONTINUE READING This coming Monday, September 19th, 2016, DMRS will welcome Equal Justice Works Fellow Brooke Bischoff to DMRS.
Brooke will be working on a project to provide direct holistic and comprehensive representation to vulnerable low-income female immigrants who have experienced trafficking, violence, crime, or have fled from their country of origin and face wrongful deportation.
In some cases, people set up their computers to show prerecorded video rather than a live webcam feed, possibly to witness a stranger's reaction to, say, a man slapping a woman so hard she falls out of her chair.