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While not clearly explained, the seemingly inevitable take-down by You Tube seemed to relate to the ‘ownership’ of people’s Chatroulette contributions.
This immediately begs the question, do users have a reasonable expectation of privacy when broadcasting their face to potentially anyone on the web?
Do people ‘own’ their contributions to Chatroulette if someone else transforms those seemingly ephemeral contributions into a more lasting form?
There are no easy answers here, especially given that some Chatroulette users are clearly not legally adults.
On the off chance you’re unfamiliar, Chatroulette does exactly what the name implies: the website randomly connects two users with webcams and chat functionality; there are no log-ins, no registration pages and very few rules, none of which appear to be enforced.1 Notably, Chatroulette was created by Andrey Ternovskiy, a 17 year old Russian student who, legally, would be considered a child himself in many countries.
With that context in mind, I want to address Chatroulette in terms of search, ‘Sex! Search (spelled F9) Yes, Chatroulette has the slowest ‘search’ out there today, but despite its rudimentary design, search is still one of the key drivers behind Chatroulette’s success.
Judicious application of the F9 or ‘Next’ button means many users spend more time searching than socialising, more time hunting than chatting, but that’s part of the joy: most Chatroulette users don’t know what they’re searching for until they find it.
Copyright and Creativity Copyright and creativity online are a bit like a perpetual motion machine; their simultaneous opposition and mutual reliance drives so much of the content which appears (and disappears) online.Social media researcher danah boyd expressed this far better when she said: “I realize that this creates the potential for seeing some pretty gross and/or problematic things and I certainly don’t want to dismiss that, but I’m pretty certain that teens are responding the same way that I’m responding – by clicking Next. Probably not.”2 Ideal or otherwise, it’s a sensible strategy for most Chatroulette users.On the moral panic front, sometimes the only way to contextualise the excesses of the media is to take those excesses to their logical extreme, which is where Jon Stewart’s team on The Daily Show excel.The clones are already marching in, including Random Dorm and Faceroulette. v=Lfam Tm Y5REw[/youtube] If you need something a little more highbrow, Kieran Healy on Crooked Timber did ask Chatrouletters to “show me ur books”, but the real litmus test, which irrefutably demonstrates that Chatroulette is a microcosm of the internet, comes when the cute cats take over; enter Catroulette. I’d quickly click next and more often than not, I’d find another penis.