We must not settle for a world where professional pornographers have unmediated access to children.
That’s a question on the mind of many of its users, judging from our referral logs. Chatroulette went offline this weekend, with a message proclaiming that “(t)he experiment #1 is over now.” The site first promised a “(r)enewed and updated version” for Monday.
To quote the policy, which spells out the agreement between the user and Advanced Video Communications: "Any Personal Information (including video content) that you disclose on the Website (for example, on message boards or chat rooms, or within your personal profile page) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.The site features the ability to report people, but that doesn’t stop the occasional exhibitionist. Camstumble is also fairly close to the original Chatroulette idea, but the site also offers group chat rooms, including several adult-themed ones, which also makes this 18 only and NSFW.Hey-People offers users a few dedicated channels based on their interests, including “small talk,” “dating” and “adult.” Keeping adult conversations apart from regular chats seems like a good idea, and the ability to friend users and reconnect to them at a later date sounds interesting s well.Unfortunately, it looks like hardly anyone is actually using this site. Chatville is a Facebook application that lets you chat with random other Facebook users.You can also invite any of your Facebook friends for a one-on-one chat, and the app makers are apparently working on an integrated video capture feature.Unfortunately, many parents are behind the times, and teens are exposing themselves to adult content and unnecessary risk. The computer screen is like a window separating adjoining rooms.