Chatroulette is an online chat website that pairs random users together for webcam-based conversations.
Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio and video) with another visitor.
Ternovskiy sought help from his longtime friend Vlad Kostanyan, who helped him with his side projects.
One informal study published in March 2010 shows that nearly half of all Chatroulette "spins" connected a user with someone in the USA, while the next most likely country was France with 15%.
An algorithm was developed to successfully filter out large quantities of obscene content on Chatroulette, considering that as much as 30 percent of the 8.5 million monthly unique visitors are under 18 years of age.
Although some people are using the site in not very nice ways -- I am really against it." Early users of the site would frequently encounter users who were naked or masturbating in front of the camera.