You’ll have to pardon my insistence on Chatroulette. I’m just consistently amazed at this… thing, and the interactions it produces. What’s even better is that some people have made such a connection to people they’ve met on Chatroulette that they’ve actually friended each other on Facebook (not to mention posted missed connections about lost opportunities on Craigslist).
A female student who chose to remain anonymous (we’ll call her Flustered Flo ’12), told us about her own experiences getting to know some ‘rouletters.
Flo heard about Chatroulette through some friends and thought it was hilarious the first few times she did it.
“I generally don’t tell people who I am or where I am, until I know who they are and where they’re from,” she said. “I’ve only ever told one person that I was from Princeton, and we found out that we knew some people in common. That made me feel safer.”
She’s even Facebook friended two college students she met on the ‘lette and has kept in contact with them through messages.
That’s not to say it was all rosy, though… Because, you know, things get complicated in matters of the heart.
“I met a really attractive guy from Turkey, who said that he was training to be a police officer. He was really adorable, and kept pausing to look up what he was trying to say in a translating dictionary,” she said. “I was totally crushing on him.”
Love! Found on the Internet! In the most unexpected of places, Flo stumbled upon her own handsome Turkish law-enforcer. He could move here, she could teach him English, and they could eat Turkish delights for the rest of their days. She swooned, until…
“I friended him on Facebook and then saw that he was a fan of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I defriended him.”
I think… Yep. That’s a dealbreaker.
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