Chatroulette was the first random or “roulette” video chat room site. Although it came after Omegle‘s text-only version, and iMeetzu‘s random chat social network, there was still plenty of room to innovate by bringing video into the mix! Also, Chatroulette made the random chatting niche much more popular because it got so much attention from the press / mainstream media. The attention it got from the media boosted it into instant popularity, and although it isn’t quite as popular as it once was, it still gets millions of visitors a month worldwide, and consistently maintains an Alexa.com ranking of better than 4000 (Basically means it’s one of the top 4000 most visited websites in the world, which is really good).
At any rate, Chatroulette took a lot of heat for it’s problem with men revealing their genitals too often. Although it still can be a bit of a problem, they have done a decent job cleaning it up so it’s not quite as bad as it used to be. The large user base makes it a must try for anyone looking for a great chat room, because you never know who you will meet or where they will be from! It can be very entertaining, and sometimes you can even get pranked by people posing as celebrities or the opposite sex – you might even end up in a funny popular Youtube video! Anyway, we rank Chatroulette #3 on our list of the best chat room apps, so make sure you check it out at www.chatroulette.com.