And with chatting, the option for anonymity and fun screennames was key, moreso because every conversation kicked off with a query of “age/sex/location? So it’s no surprise that apps that let you talk with total strangers reignite the appeal of the early internet.
Each person who went on the site was given a pseudonym that was randomly generated. I thought it would take a lot of small talk to discover what people were really looking to vent about. Each conversation I had began with the venter beginning with, It was refreshing to talk so openly and honestly with people, even if I didn’t know the full story.
When you’re sick of talking to a random, you simply hit the like button, which functions as the chat equivalent of hanging up a phone.
Its like ICQ and Chatroulette hooked up and had an IM baby.
That has always been a dangerous statement to make. That you are lonely and have no friends and have to resort to talking with strangers on the internet.
That you are totally fine talking with creepy people who are probably 50-year-old perverts wanting to have internet chat room sex with you.