Traffic has almost doubled in a week, from 20,000 concurrent users on February 13 to almost 40,000 on February 20. Approximately 75% of users seem to fall into the 18-24 age group. Though there is still quite a bit of obscene content, it seems to have diminished proportionally with the larger traffic numbers. Maybe more “normal” people are starting to use the service. An ecosystem around Chatroulette is already developing. The first out of the gate — software that allows you to modify your live video stream. Manycam is one such system which allows for augmented reality-like features such as applying animations to your face through facial tracking. The most important observation: Clones of the service are already appearing in record time, such as Redditroulette, Tinychat and others.
Interesting what chatroulette could do within weeks…