It’s no surprise that Chatroulette is the latest media darling.
It has all the elements of a good story: technology, mystery, celebrity, and sex.
About 20% were under 20 and about 10% were 40 and older. There were no groups whatsoever of people 40 or older.
When we combine age with the gender statistics that we tracked above, we learn even more. 47% of the Chatroulette participants measured were from the United States.
We soon had detailed data on 2,883 Chatroulette sessions that tied users to geography, gender, appearance, and more.
In all, 8% of chats featured a group of people (4% all-male, 2% all-female, and 2% mixed).
If you include groups, your chance of encountering a female grows to 13%.
If you haven’t heard of Chatroulette, this Daily Show segment is a good primer.
We were itching to study Chatroulette in a RJMetrics Dashboard, but no one seemed to have any good data for us to explore.