IT'S FINALLY HERE: Sean Parker's Airtime Just Launched

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After years of waiting, Airtime, the Chatroulette of Facebook, has finally launched.

It’s a Facebook-connected application that lets you start video chats with strangers that have common interests with you.

Airtime is the new startup from Napster co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker. Parker was also an early president of Facebook.

That ranges from music to movies and friends in common. It’s really a lot like Chatroulette, but with a stronger sense of identity.

We took it for a spin. It seems like the novelty might wear off, but for the time being, it does seem really cool.

Bam! Let's get started.

First you'll have to enable your microphone and webcam.

And then it's off to the races!

You can start video chatting with anyone that's already on Facebook right now.

You can open up text chat windows right from Airtime, too.

Once it finds someone with similar interests, it'll connect you.

Boom! Chatroulette for Facebook.

There were a few hiccups...

...but you can jump to a new video chat really quickly.

Puppy! These guys also had a friend in common with us — venture capital investor Jim Breyer.

You can see videos you've shared on Facebook below your interests.

It'll immediately launch the video in the video chat stream.

It plays the video's audio, but you can enable your microphone by hitting that centre button.

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