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Craft and Creativity on Chat Roulette

Warning: Before clicking through to Chat Roulette be warned that it is not safe for work and definitely not safe for children!

I'm sure by now you have heard of the new website, Chat Roulette, where you are connected to a series of random people to chat via web cam and mic.  Since it's launch in November 2009 it has risen to be one of the top 1000 websites in the world, about 700th yesterday!  As web sites go, that's amazing! For perspective that's way above itv.com and upcoming sites like mahalo.com.  On the other hand www.nathanrae.co.uk is about 2 millionth.

After taking a spin on Chat Roulette you'll see why it is such a compelling experience.

The first wave of Chat Roulette creativity was based on half true/comic statistics e.g. Chat Roulette is 10% female, 50% male and 40% penis.  It has now moved on to things like this brilliant musical improv piece:

Which then spawned a live tribute version (perfect down to the hoody and glasses):


What next?  Two posts ago I mentioned Ivor the Artist.  I wonder what would happen if he started quick caricatures of each Rouletter?  Or what about a magician doing tricks?  In fact I might just try that.

Anyway, I see sites like this as an oportuity to get creative and find  audience.  What do you think?