It felt like being stuck in a lift with someone when you can't think what to say.After a few monosyllabic answers she leaned forward and disconnected. We were then confronted by a bearded man in his thirties lazing on his sofa.The website also claims obscene material will not be tolerated but countless users have reported being exposed to shots of men performing obscene acts in front of the screen.The website was created by a Russian student and appeared in November last year.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.
Users are ruthless on Chat Roulette and are quick to move on if they don't like the look of their online partner. After a few more false starts we met Pablo - a 36-year-old who said he was an ATM engineer from Chile.
What would you, as a web app user, want to see in a stranger-to-stranger video chat service?
From creepy to cute, here are a few Chatroulette clones we dig.
First came Facebook, which connects you with close friends and school mates you don't really talk to anymore.
Then came Twitter where you could 'follow' and be followed by complete strangers.
GPhangouts is a new website dedicated to helping people find others to hang out with in Google "Hangout" video chats.