The theme is simple enough: sign in, click a button and randomly connect with new people around the world using your webcam.

But, while you might visit ​Chat to meet a total stranger, what appears on your screen may be more than you bargained for.

If you dont like what you see or read you can simply press the next button, and both you and the other person will be matched with someone else randomly.

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A few moments later after composing themselves, They decide to go back on, and notice they are banned. In know way would this person have wanted any underage exposed, and being named a pedofile or sex offender would be the end of their life.

One did some research and found out they were recording IP addresses, and storing information for law enforcement. ) Reading several articles, have become real scared. Did they expose themsleves to anyone underage even though you have to be 18 to be on the site? Never would this person ever duplicate an action like this again!

I need to start by thanking my co-worker for suggesting this story's headline. "So basically you're saying you want me to act as — what would you call it — bait? (And, though I didn't admit it at the time, maybe a tad concerned that users just might click past me, too.

"I was hoping you'd, um, help with the story," he said. As soon as they see me, they'll click, 'Next.'" OK, he did have a point there.

Despite decent video quality and a large community of users, Chat Roulette is very often a foray into the pornographic or the sophomoric and not a community conducive to meeting new people.

Upon first glance, the site leaves much to be desired aesthetically.

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 the word of mouth spread gradually.

However, if you visit the site, half of it is middle aged men showing penis's, and the rest drunks showing guns, or even some women exposing themselves. Theoretically in California if one went on just trying to have some funny chat sessions, and saw mostly penis's and guns, then decided to expirement themselves, and, after a few clicks, they get a middle aged woman pleasuring herself with a sign that said "play with me".

Noticing a new TOS on the site (stating you had to be 18 or older: and she was definitly over 18, and with all the penis's, one decides they could experiment, whats the harm?

I was minding my own business, editing a movie review, when my friend Bill Forman stopped by my desk and told me he'd just been OK'd to do a cover story on Chatroulette. "You mean that chat website overrun by exhibitionists and masturbators? I'd heard about the site on one of those late-night tabloid TV shows (which, of course, I was flipping past on the way to PBS). "Why are you suddenly concerned about my parenting? "Here's the thing: If I go online alone, I'm not sure I can get a story. " I'm puzzled for a moment, then realize what he's thinking.