Analytics firm RJMetrics has put together interesting data about the latest internet craze, Chatroulette, the site that pairs you up with a random stranger for video chats.
RJMetrics used Chatroulette Map, a site that, as the name indicates, shows where people are surfing to Chatroulette, to analyse a representative sample of 2,883 conversations. Here are some key findings from the study:
- Chatroulette is overwhelmingly male: 89%; moreover, over 1 in 3 of the remaining 11% females you meet on the site are part of a group; clearly (and not surprisingly), the site’s reputation for attracting sexual perverts attracts more men than women
- You are more likely to encounter a web cam featuring no one at all than encounter a female; you are twice as likely to encounter a sign requesting female nudity than actual female nudity
- Over half of Chatroulette users are in the USA; the second biggest country is France (sacrebleu!)
- 13% of Chatroulette users are perverts, i.e. show content that would be rated R or NC-17. The UK and France are apparently the most perverted countries on Chatroulette.