Unlike other services, the user on the other end has to accept your chat request to begin the conversation.
Randomdorm is similar to the web apps listed above but is limited only to college students.
You should have a email id provided by your University or college to register and take part in a conversation.
The site also supports Facebook Connect, however, the email id with which you have registered in Facebook should be id. Apart from being an extremely hilarious idea, I noted a few funny things in these web apps.
In the 21st century, an online service has the potential to garner hundreds of thousands of hits if it is social networking enabled. Now after a decade of connecting with real world friends online, people suddenly have the desire to befriend strangers.
Though not the first chat service to pair up random strangers, Chatroulette did add video zing to the otherwise bland random text chats.
This is a pretty popular live video random chat site.
One cool feature of this web app is that people who are available for a random chat are presented in 3D bubbles with their profiles.
Omegle has been around for a while connecting random strangers in text chats.
They have added the video chat option very recently.
For example, in the case of Chatroulette the only contact address provided is [email protected], which could well be appropriate considering the usefulness of the entire idea.
What I have found is that the software responds quickly and the server loads fast, so you have a pretty seamless experience when using their service.