Here’s how it works: you sign up, log in, and press play.Your webcam is activated and a text box on the screen tells you that it’s “looking for a stranger.” In seconds, it finds one, and a live video appears.If you haven’t heard of Chatroulette, this Daily Show segment is a good primer.We were itching to study Chatroulette in a RJMetrics Dashboard, but no one seemed to have any good data for us to explore.You can start typing, or click “next” and a new stranger appears. While the site’s popularity is growing — a recent visit showed more than 50,000 people using it simultaneously — so too is opposition, stemming mostly from some users’ decision to broadcast in the nude.
8% of spins showed multiple people behind the camera.
Moore, the CEO and co-founder of RJMetrics, an on-demand database analytics and business intelligence startup.
His last guest post was an analysis of Twitter user data.
It’s no surprise that Chatroulette is the latest media darling.
It has all the elements of a good story: technology, mystery, celebrity, and sex.