What is it that makes Chatroulette sites so popular? When the original Chatroulette site started out it provided something new – a place you could meet strangers online in a fun way without any restrictions. This lead to a whole host of people setting up their webcam and heading to the site in order to talk to people they have never met before.
The beauty of the idea was that you never knew who or what would appear on your screen when you hit the next button. It could be a man dressed a Miley Cyrus, a group of girls dancing around, a stream of somebody at work or even a couple wanting to show off their sexual positions. This is what makes random chat so much fun, the fact that the possibilities were endless and exciting. The ability to simply press ‘next’ and see another webcam stream meant that if you didn’t like what you saw for any reason you weren’t obliged to sit there and watch it, you could simply move on.
However, a couple of years ago the original Chatroulette site decided to impose restrictions on what people can and can’t broadcast. This eliminated a major part of the Chatroulette experience, as there was no longer any nudity allowed and people felt restricted about what they could do on their own webcams. It is crazy to think that a site would impose such restrictions on people when the essence of their site was allowing people the ability to express themselves.
Other sites such as Omegle followed suit and banned nudity from their main random chat section leading to a mass exodus of people in search of a rule-free site. If you log on to Chatroulette or Omegle in search of somebody to have virtual sex with or if you are a couple seeking a stranger to watch you enjoy intercourse, your IP address will be banned and you won’t have access to the site.
These moderated sites have written out a strict set of rules which mean the option of doing anything sexual on cam is eliminated. However, due to these restrictions people went in search of alternatives and other Chatroulette sites which have no moderators and no restrictions flourished. People decided they should have the freedom to do whatever they please on their own webcam, including engaging in sexual acts.
All of this has led to sites such as Chatrandom, Dirtyroulette and aFreeChat gaining a huge amount of users and proudly displaying their lack of moderation on the main pages. It is sites such as these which listened to what the users wanted and provided it. These sites now enjoy tens of thousands of users online every day and lead the industry. The majority of Chatroulette sites remain free of restrictions and still allow their users to enjoy the service without the worry of getting banned.