Therefore, it has not stopped the exhibitionists who predominate the site - all they'd have to do is smile to activate the chat, then immediately pan the camera to their exposed phallus.
Four months after its inception in November 2009, Chatroulette quickly gained over a million and a half unique visitors daily.
Chatroulette was one of the first roulette-matching chat rooms that rapidly rose to fame and just as quickly burned out in the early 2010s.
Mini-celebrities have been borne out of Chatroulette, and it even became an advertising platform for products and movies.
But as social networking sites with elaborate profile details and decidedly non-anonymous connections grew, chat rooms like Chatroulette were left on the backburner. Upon visiting chatroulette.com, the layout that we were used to back in 2010 is now radically different.
Soon enough, users were exhibiting offensive and obscene behaviour on the site.
A survey by RJMetrics found that in 2010, one out of eight connections would yield something R-rated "or worse" (Moore, 2010).
When she looks up her eyes roll to the back of her head and cracks form around her eyes.
Her stream then becomes choppy as she attacks the screen.
Text chatting is now unavailable, so users are left to chat visually and verbally with each other. Unlike other sites, not even your gender or a username is needed. However, there is a facial recognition step that requires you to smile at your camera before you get can get connected to a stranger.
But this is only a requirement at the beginning of your chat.
Just four months after it was launched, it boasted about 1.5 million daily active users.