Chatroulette’s getting funnier, a little more intelligent
March 21, 2010 § 2 Comments
For those of you not yet in the know, Chatroulette is a website that pairs random strangers for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website randomly begin an online chat (video, audio and text) with another visitor. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection. The anonymity and lack of responsibility is what makes it so funny and of course, the funniest thing on it until now was seeing random penises and laughing at them or hoping to see a cast member of the Jersey Shore.
Now Chatroulette seems to be the new Myspace; the new venue artists (or wannabe artists) are using to share their music, make fans, and gain a following.
Check out the actually very talented Merton as he plays songs for the random people he chats with, brightening up their mundane online lives. But wait – does he remind you of someone? A little like that Ben Folds Five dude? Well check out Ben Folds’ response here, where he uses Chatroulette at a live concert and actually impersonates Merton. Who’s the celebrity here?
I’m sure this is only the beginning.