It's no surprise that Chatroulette is the latest media darling.It has all the elements of a good story: technology, mystery, celebrity, and sex.So, we decided compile the data ourselves by leveraging Chatroulette Map, some scrappy programming, and a passionate tech community.We soon had detailed data on 2,883 Chatroulette sessions that tied users to geography, gender, appearance, and more.If you've ever been on Chatroulette, you know exactly what it's all about.And if you've ever been on Chatroulette, we've already formed an opinion about you. Here are a few highlights from our findings: About half of all Chatroulette spins connects you with someone from the USA. Of the spins showing a single person, 89% were male and 11% were female.
Just when it seemed like the Carly Rae Jepsen cultural revolution may finally have started to die down, some bright spark went and found another angle for 2012's favourite parody theme. When we all spend all of our lives miming to Call Me Maybe every moment of our waking and unwaking existences?
The latest version - which has done approximately 79 trillion views in the time it has taken you to read this sentence - involves 2010's popular gawking site Chatroulette.
Still, the bearded bloke in a bikini in the video below manages to prise some unlikely reactions from the CR observers flipping from webcam to webcam.
But why do so many of the young men seem to be laying down and not wearing many clothes?
If you haven't heard of Chatroulette, this Daily Show segment is a good primer.
We were itching to study Chatroulette in a RJMetrics Dashboard, but no one seemed to have any good data for us to explore.