Chatroulette is a website dedicated to providing a place for people to meet other people through online conversations. By using webcams as well as audio and text features, people can converse with other people no matter where they are in the world. You can chat with one or more people at the same time through different chat windows or you could join groups wherein you chat with different people in a single chat room. Ever since the creation of chatroulette, numerous people have gained interest in meeting new people in their own town as well in other countries all over the world.
The website of the chatroulette was made by a 17-year-old high school student named Andrey Ternovskiy who originates from Moscow, Russia. He came up with the concept for this website from his experiences in video chats on Skype. This motivated him enough to be able to write the first version of his concept in just two days and three nights. As for the name, it is said that he was inspired by the movie “The Deer Hunter” wherein it shows prisoners who were forced to play a game of Russian roulette. He started acting on his idea through an investment worth $10,000 which he borrowed from his parents. He started chatroulette from his own bedroom while being assisted by 4 programmers who were also working on their own work spaces. They supported the site through links of advertisements from online dating services.