A complicated legal environment surrounds Chatroulette with respect to the sexual activities that occur frequently on the site.
These activities may be illegal, but who is liable for such content is uncertain due to the level of anonymity of the users.
A user was twice as likely to encounter a sign requesting female nudity than to encounter actual female nudity.
The website uses Adobe Flash to display video and access the user's webcam.
A user was more likely to encounter a webcam featuring no person at all than one featuring a sole female.
About one in eight spins yielded someone apparently naked, exposing themselves, or engaging in a sexual act.
It's disconnecting human relationships rather than connecting them." Emie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, told CBS' The Early Show that the site was the "last place parents want their kids to be.
This is a huge red flag; this is extreme social networking.
He discusses that he did not advertise or post his site anywhere; in fact, people starting talking about the website and knowledge of it gradually spread by word of mouth.
According to certain reports and a firsthand test, the majority of the site's users are male and overwhelmingly young, and people in their 30s are usually mocked on the site for being too "old".
Some users dress in costumes to entertain the viewer the site pairs them with, while others play music or host dance parties.
Details such as age, gender, and location can be further added under profile and settings.
This tab also allows users to write an 'about me' section about themselves, including languages they speak and their taste in music, movies, and games.