Yet it had already attracted nearly one million unique users in January according to com Score.
At any given time, tens of thousands of people may be logged on.
Despite the low cost, the resolution offered at present (2015) is rather impressive, with low-end webcams offering resolutions of 320×240, medium webcams offering 640×480 resolution, and high-end webcams offering 1280×720 (aka 720p) or even 1920×1080 (aka 1080p) resolution.
They have also become a source of security and privacy issues, as some built-in webcams can be remotely activated by spyware.
Chat Roulette is a service that puts you face to face with a random stranger via your webcam.Recently there have been cases of Jo Public finding themselves face to face with celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Kelly Osbourne.One American actor called TJ Miller, even flew out two girls from Liverpool to the set of the new Yogi Bear film in New Zealand after meeting them through the website.Some commentators say the website is a throwback to the heady early days of the web and the first experimental chatrooms.For my part I hope we have learned to be more cynical and less trusting since then.