Chatroulette Penises in Peril

Business Insider thinks savvy surfers can somehow de-creepify video site
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2010 1:13 PM CDT
Standard Chatroulette fare. But to be fair, no penis.   (?LDRBRS)
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(Newser) – Chatroulette is an intriguing, innovative social networking/chat/video site with a huge problem: penises. A study says 13% of users are “perverts”—use your imagination—and that makes potential advertisers understandably skittish. If you think you can help solve the "penis problem," Nicholas Carlson of Silicon Alley Insider wants to hear about it.

A reader vote and SAI's staff will pick the winner of the "Solve Chatroulette's Penis Problem And Help It Make Billions And Billions Contest." It's billed as the "first annual" competition, which doesn't bode well, but don't dwell on that—you only have until March 29. Carlson challenges, “Make presentations look spiffy!” You know, like all those guys on Chatroulette.

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