Unlike other services, the user on the other end has to accept your chat request to begin the conversation.
Randomdorm is similar to the web apps listed above but is limited only to college students.
Created by a Russian school boy, Chatroulette connects millions of strangers in random video conversations.
The web app itself is pretty bare-bones, with two video panes showing the user & you, a huge pane for text chat and a couple of buttons for controlling the chat.
You should have a email id provided by your University or college to register and take part in a conversation.
The site also supports Facebook Connect, however, the email id with which you have registered in Facebook should be id. Apart from being an extremely hilarious idea, I noted a few funny things in these web apps.
In the 21st century, an online service has the potential to garner hundreds of thousands of hits if it is social networking enabled. Now after a decade of connecting with real world friends online, people suddenly have the desire to befriend strangers.
Though not the first chat service to pair up random strangers, Chatroulette did add video zing to the otherwise bland random text chats.
That means there wont be any surprises or unwanted webcams.
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Being in the same domain, they have launched Tinychat Next which works the same way as Chatroulette.
The user interface is a bit more refined and you need to have flash installed to even see how the UI looks like.