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By Scott Langill

He does exist, Gumby on Chatroulette...

Created by a 17-year-old high school student in Moscow with a $10 webcam and a few lines of code, four-month-old Chatroulette (aka Head-to-Head) has been going viral for a month now. Using your webcam Chatroulette randomly connects you any of the (currently) estimated 35,000 people from all over the world on Chatroulette at any given time. A throwback to a bygone, unpoliced internet era of IRC and chat rooms; Chatroulette does attracts exhibitionist and the occasional celebrity. Joining the neologism “unfriended” (from Facebook) is now “nexted” as you (or they) choose the Next button to choose a new partner. Recent viral videos spawned by Chatroulette include Meeting Yourself on Chatroulette (where the stream of a chat partner is mirrored back to them) and this week’s Chat Roulette Funny Piano Improv.

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Meeting Yourself on Chatroulette

Chat Roulette Funny Piano Improv #1


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