And, while some chats are simple and friendly, some students at Purchase College in the northern New York City suburb of Westchester say many users are looking for more than conversation."Most of it is pretty obscene," one student observed to CBS News.
Chat Alternative Chat Roulette Alternative - video chat with random strangers.
But it didn't take her long to run into the site's dark side: a man exposing himself. Del Conte told "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith she "was really surprised" by what she found on Chatroulette.
"It makes me really discouraged about the state of humanity.
But some child advocates are worried about those strangers could include predators talking to kids, even though Chatroulette clearly says you have to be 16 to use it.
The setup is simple: Activate your webcam and click "play." Then, as people from all over the world pop up one-at-a-time in a box on your screen, you decide whether or not to chat with them.
Here you will meet people from your country, who will make your day brighter and maybe will become your friends.