- February 24, 2009
- Andrey Ternovskiy
- Video Chat, Curated Web
Chatroulette is a website that allows its members to connect and video chat with random, site-selected users.
Chatroulette! is a web site that allows users to connect to and video chat with random (site-chosen) users. It was developed by Andrey Ternovskiy of Moscow. The concept arose from video chats he used to have with friends on Skype, and that he wrote the first version of Chatroulette in "two days and two nights." Ternovsky chose the name "Chatroulette" after watching The Deer Hunter, a 1978 film set in the Vietnam War in which prisoners of war are forced to play Russian roulette.
Chatroulette uses seven high-end servers all located in Frankfurt, Germany. Network throughput is 7 gigabits a second.
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