In the 21st century, an online service has the potential to garner hundreds of thousands of hits if it is social networking enabled. Now after a decade of connecting with real world friends online, people suddenly have the desire to befriend strangers.Though not the first chat service to pair up random strangers, Chatroulette did add video zing to the otherwise bland random text chats.Created by a Russian school boy, Chatroulette connects millions of strangers in random video conversations.The web app itself is pretty bare-bones, with two video panes showing the user & you, a huge pane for text chat and a couple of buttons for controlling the chat.Of course, Camfrog allows you to chat with friends, family, and acquaintances, but you can also start or join a chat room if you want to meet new people. In a way, it’s a hybrid between a social discovery app and video chat app, which is pretty cool. Omegle has been around for a while connecting random strangers in text chats.They have added the video chat option very recently.
You can log into this popular video chat app by using your Facebook account. But what makes oo Voo so popular is that it links contacts from Facebook and your phone.Being in the same domain, they have launched Tinychat Next which works the same way as Chatroulette.The user interface is a bit more refined and you need to have flash installed to even see how the UI looks like.While most smartphones come equipped with built-in video software, they may not function across all platforms.