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Squirm-worthy Tinychat is Chatroulette plus

Fast-growing site that lets you connect to Webcams around the world adds a new location feature. CNET logs on and gets uncomfortable fast.

By May. 13, 2011


Chatroulette returns--with more of the same

Version 2 is now live. Despite expectations that the site would clean up its act, salacious content is almost instantly available.

By Aug. 30, 2010


Creativity explodes on Chatroulette

From a piano player serenading strangers to a Canadian indie band announcing its next album, the popular Internet service has become a place where artists, musicians and game players can be truly inspired.

By Mar. 26, 2010


Chatroulette: Not for the faint of heart

Amazon and Microsoft strike a licensing deal, Google Earth comes to Android phones, and here's a chat site to avoid unless you care to view the anatomy of perfect strangers.

By Feb. 23, 2010


Chatroulette offline for revamp; what will it reveal?

Anonymous Webcam/chat site goes offline, saying experiment #1 is over, but promises launch of a new and updated version of the site.

By Aug. 23, 2010


New service aims to improve on Chatroulette

Known as ChatImprov, the Facebook application aims to take the best parts of Chatroulette--connecting people with strangers--and offer them in a safer, more comfortable environment.

By Apr. 8, 2010


Chatroulette, iPad lead Google's Zeitgeist 2010

Google has revealed the top queries on its search service for the year. Chatroulette and iPad were among the "fastest rising" terms--and, yes, Justin Bieber made the list too.

By Dec. 9, 2010


Devo on the fate of the world--and Chatroulette (Q&A)

At SXSWi, two band members tell CNET that Chatroulette is a natural home for Devo and note that the Net is a lot cheaper than TV for promoting a big project.

By Mar. 17, 2010


In Chatroulette, the Web is closer to the real world

Chatroulette is receiving a lot of criticism, but perhaps the media are identifying it as something it's not.

By Mar. 9, 2010


On Catroulette, a Brooklyn cat entertains Chatroulette

Duck, the cat belonging to music professionals Becca Laurie and Andy Silva, has attracted more than 70,000 visitors to a site filled with screens shots of her hanging out on Chatroulette.

By Feb. 24, 2010