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Chatroulette is an online chat website that pairs strangers from around the world together for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio, and video) with another visitor who is chosen at random. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.
The Chatroulette web site was created by Andrey Ternovsky, a 17-year-old high school student in Moscow, Russia. Ternovsky says the concept arose from video ch...

Fun Video Friday: YouTube Comment Fights And Swear Words

Fun Video Friday: YouTube Comment Fights And Swear Words

James Franco and Seth Rogen re-create Kayne’s “Bound 2″ video shot for shot, and it’s brilliant, we say a sad goodbye to Brian Griffin and a YouTube comment flame war has never been so beautifully acted out. Welcome to Fun Video Friday.

Video Is A Huge Part Of The Google Plus Social Network

Video Is A Huge Part Of The Google Plus Social Network

I somehow landed on the Google Plus social network page when the sign-up process was open, and managed to get set up. Sadly, registration has been closed again already, and the sending of invites has been temporarily disabled. I've played around with it a bit …

The Week’s Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons

Major worldwide catastrophes and global news events have a way of swooping in and completely dominating the viral video world, and the situation in Japan is living proof. Videos of the earthquake in action, videos of the tsunami's devastation, and videos of explosions at the …

SocialEyes Launches Unnecessary Video Chat for Facebook

SocialEyes Launches Unnecessary Video Chat for Facebook

A new venture from RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser aims to do what Chatroulette couldn't–succeed in the world of video chat. The company is called SocialEyes, and is co-founded by Rob Williams, who also worked at RealNetworks. The secret weapon? Facebook, apparently. SocialEyes will allow you …

Google Releases Annual Zeitgeist Report, An In-Depth Look At The 2010 Year In Search

Google Releases Annual Zeitgeist Report, An In Depth Look At The 2010 Year In Search

Last week we took a look at what some search engines were saying about the most popular queries of 2010.  All the major search engines typically release a recap of the year's most popular keywords and search phrases, and Yahoo, Bing, & AOL did so …

T-Mobile Teams Up With YouTube Celebrity Merton for Awesome Branded Viral Video Ad

T Mobile Teams Up With YouTube Celebrity Merton for Awesome Branded Viral Video Ad

When we interviewed Merton in song a few months back, one of the things I asked him about was his plans for the future.  With Chatroulette on the decline in terms of traffic and popularity, how would the improv piano singer evolve?  His plan was …

Can Video Enhance The Social Gaming Experience?

Can Video Enhance The Social Gaming Experience?

I have a few friends who are addicted to social and mobile games like Words With Friends on the iPhone.  In fact, whenever I get together with these friends to watch a game or hang out, they're inevitably whipping out their phones repeatedly to take …

Merton Demonstrates Qualities That Breed Long-Term Viral Success

Merton Demonstrates Qualities That Breed Long Term Viral Success

Change or die. It's a mantra I'm sure many of us have heard before.  If you refuse to adapt to changes in your surroundings, your community, or your industry… you'll fall behind the competition.  Nowhere is this more true than in the world of viral …

Viral Video Lessons Round Up – Scares, Cartoon Cats, and Jet Blue Jokes

Viral Video Lessons Round Up   Scares, Cartoon Cats, and Jet Blue Jokes

Each week I keep a running list of great viral videos I stumble upon, which I then use as the basis for this weekly column.  This week's list is the longest yet—in almost a year of doing this—with nearly 20 videos that are deserving of …

Reel Songs With Merton, PianoImprov Chatroulette Viral Video Star – Interview Conducted In Song

Reel Songs With Merton, PianoImprov Chatroulette Viral Video Star – Interview Conducted In Song

I've wanted to interview Merton ever since his first Piano Improv Chatroulette video went supernova.  Of course, everyone else wants to interview the viral star as well.  The guy's probably had a hundred media requests a month since then.

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