Chatroulette continues to make the news and the news is not all that promising. Mashable reports, with video support, that from one random exploration the audience was made up of
71% Males, 15% Females and 14% Perverts
These were roughly similar to my experience on my one exploration of the site, (as detailed in a previous post).
……… an endless supply of new conversation. Connecting you to new people whom you have never met……….
Now I’ve enjoyed using Tinychat for some time and have appreciated the regular functionality upgrades including whiteboard, screen sharing and peer to peer client but in this case the newest function is I think a backward step. The one redeeming feature of Tinychat Next is the possibility to create “Community Points”. My first exploration of “Next” suggests that it is not big on anyone’s horizon yet as I couldn’t bring up any other functioning cameras in the education community and only one mute person, in what was probably a placeholder, in the public space.