Chatroulette.com: the miracle is lost
This is what happens when one has no specific business plan in mind: direction is lost.
Ultra popular Internet destination, Chatroulette.com was down for more than a week, with the cryptic message displayed on its page:
The experiment #1 is over now. Thanks for participating. Renewed and updated version of the website will be launched today.
In Ruski code-speak this meant that hacking the code to suit a business model had failed miserably. The downtime of more than a week cost Chatroulette a lot of its traffic; the newly launched interface lacks the responsiveness of the old one.
Unfortunately for its 17 year old Russian creator, Chatroulette has never been anything other than an endless masturbatorium for Internet flashers and exhibitionists. Once seen as an opportunity to randomly connect complete strangers around the world, Chatroulette gained notoriety from the endless display of genitalia by its patrons.
The Chatroulette web site, as it appeared Monday, is apparently far from being the final product of the scheduled upgrade. No note or other message about the changes appears on the site.