Sex chats between strangers
But it seems that majority want to shut out the din of the city, rather than engage with it—at least for the duration of their commute.
The dating app Tinder brings two lonely hearts together based on their appearance.
If you’re old enough to remember the internet in the late ’90s, you’ll also remember the glory days of chat rooms and instant messaging—not only with friends, but also strangers scattered across the globe.
Now, a new Facebook Messenger bot attempts to recreate that stranger-induced high with Chatible, which facilitates a random conversation between anonymous parties.
And with chatting, the option for anonymity and fun screennames was key, moreso because every conversation kicked off with a query of “age/sex/location? So it’s no surprise that apps that let you talk with total strangers reignite the appeal of the early internet.
Some of these apps let you chat with strangers based on interests, or indicate some cursory biographical points up front, but the majority, like Chatible, appear to prefer the stranger toss-up.
Initial users report nothing but pleasantness with Chatible so far, but because the app debuted on Product Hunt means that its early users are more connected than they might’ve guessed.But in a compelling rebuttal to Stark in Part of the argument against street harassment centers not on the sexual nature of catcalling, but on the imposition: the assumption that a stranger is willing to be interrupted, to engage with another.