Day 329: Chat on Chatroulette

July 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

I gave Chatroulette too much credit.

For those of you who don’t know, it’s a website that sets you up to video chat with random people from around the world. Whenever you’re bored with a conversation, you hit the “Next” button to move on to a different. person. I wanted to have some fun with this. My plan was to speak with five people for about 30 seconds each, and write about our convos. For each person, I created a character for me to play. They were as follows:

  1. Name: Bill Gardener, Accent: Southern
  2. Name: Dave Spencer, Accent: English
  3. Name: Aaron Connors, Accent: Irish
  4. Name: Kirt Cummings, Accent: Baritone
  5. Name: Ward Christopher, Accent: Christopher Walken

Turns out the Chatroulette crowd is not patient enough to sit through my characters. In fact, they are mostly deviant creepers that linger on a conversation for no more than 15 seconds. Here is a brief profile of the first eight:

  1. Two teens in backward hats yelling racial slurs
  2. Girl texting on a cell phone
  3. Dude in the dark
  4. Two skinny guys in backward hats clearly looking for girls
  5. Another dude in the dark
  6. Buff dude
  7. Two teen girls giggling
  8. Yet another guy in the dark

Not exactly a classy crowd. Also, there seemed to be a disproportionate number of guys in the dark. Which, sadly, was what I had expected. What has this world come to when you can’t hold a good, intellectual conversation on a questionable website at midnight on a Wednesday with complete strangers? Tough times, folks. Tough times.


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