The user interface is a bit more refined and you need to have flash installed to even see how the UI looks like.
Omegle has been around for a while connecting random strangers in text chats.
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.
Each random chat conversation is referred to as a game and you can restart a new game at any time.
Tinychat is a well known player in the field of hosting free video and p2p chat rooms.
Being in the same domain, they have launched Tinychat Next which works the same way as Chatroulette.
gives you the following options:- To specify if you prefer chatting to women or guys, go to 'Settings'.- Select 'video' mode to chat with webcam.- A perfect oportunity to meet love, friends or just to have fun.- Select 'text' mode to chat without microphone nor webcam.- Make new good friends from any country in the world.- Spy other's people conversation if they allow you, totally anonimous.- Give others the oportunity to spy your conversation, anonimously too.- If you don't want to be spied change it in 'Settings'.
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.
Created by a Russian school boy, Chatroulette connects millions of strangers in random video conversations.
One cool feature of this web app is that people who are available for a random chat are presented in 3D bubbles with their profiles.