4 Things You Can't Do on Chatroulette
Cyber sex loses its luster, and using 'LOL' exposes you as a liar
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2010 9:32 AM CST
A ChatRoulette screen shot.   (youtube.com)

(Newser) – Sure, Chatroulette is great if you really want to see a lot of bored guys—but at least four online activities are much more difficult on the site. From Andrew B. at CollegeHumor:

  • Snagging sexual predators: If the pervy old guy is staring right at your police uniform, it’s going to be hard to convince him you’re really a 12-year-old girl.
  • Spamming: “HEY CHECK OUT MY HOTT SITE WITH LOTS OF PICS” doesn’t work nearly so well when there’s an actual camera that would, theoretically, expose a spambot for what it really is.

  • LOLing: When you’re on faceless Internet chat, your partner can pretend maybe—maybe—you really did laugh your ass off when you type “LMAO.” Not so on Chatroulette.
  • Having cyber sex: The passion is sucked out of the scenario when you have to watch each other not acting out the sentence, “i throw you down on the bed and take off ur pants.”