No way to tell who will appear on the other side of the camera.This stands in contrast to sites like Facebook, Twitter and online dating sites, all of which are organized around existing social networks, creeds, interests or location, said Adam Ostrow, editor-in-chief at the blog Mashable.Two of the first four video chatters randomly selected for CNN by Chatroulette were naked when their pictures appeared.The fifth person simply held a sign up to the screen that read: "Please show me your boobs." For better or worse, Chatroulette is going viral on the Web in a big way.The anti-Facebook The site's hallmark feature is the randomness by which it selects companions for Internet chats.
The setup is simple: Activate your webcam and click "play." Then, as people from all over the world pop up one at a time in a box on your screen, you decide whether or not to chat with them.
"They appeared, one by one, in a box at the top of my screen -- a young Asian man, a high-school-age girl, a guy lying on his side in bed -- and, every time, I'd feel a little flare of excitement," he wrote.
"It started to feel like a social-anxiety nightmare.
"On the other hand, I don't think it's something that is a sustainable business, obviously, when you look at the content that's on there." Graham Jones, an author who writes about Internet psychology, said the site will fail because it doesn't work with existing social networks.
"I can't imagine that many people will want to use [Chatroulette] for a great length of time, unlike something like Facebook where you're connecting with people you know, or extending relationships with people you know," he said.