Chatroulette Defined a Distanced Era of Awkward Zoom Chats and Dick Pics

The “original internet-breaking random chatroom” has seen a resurgence under lockdown, but could it ever live as much as its utopian vow? Terms by Louise Benson

Prior to the pandemic, no body might have predicted the exponential increase regarding the online video talk. This year, digital conferencing app Zoom’s daily active users jumped from 10 million to over 200 million, driven by the lockdown that much of the world has suddenly found itself living under between February and April. Stuck in the home, not even close to relatives and buddies, movie calls are becoming a lifeline for all. While these pixellated conversations may never ever provide a replacement for the real-life embrace, they go a way towards satisfying a fundamental need that is human connection. Continue reading Chatroulette Defined a Distanced Era of Awkward Zoom Chats and Dick Pics