"It completely goes outside of your comfort zone," he said.
And online dating services like Woo Me use similar features.
But, in all of those instances, people choose who they will talk to -- or at least what kind of person they'd like to chat with.
One guy just stared into the camera and flipped me off.
Another stood in front of his computer making wave motions with his hands, refusing to respond to anything I typed." When CNN tested the site, one man said he had had a meaningful one-hour conversation through the site. According to reports and a firsthand test, the large majority of the site's users are male and overwhelmingly young.
Two of the first four video chatters randomly selected for CNN by Chatroulette were naked when their pictures appeared.