A user was twice as likely to encounter a sign requesting female nudity than to encounter actual female nudity.
As the number of active users grew, Ternovskiy has had to rewrite the entire code to cope with the load, the management of which being the most challenging part of his project.Despite the expansion of the service, he still codes everything on his own.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.Ternovskiy sought help from his longtime friend Vlad Kostanyan, who helped him with his side projects.
One informal study published in March 2010 showed that nearly half of all Chatroulette "spins" connected a user with someone in the USA, while the next most likely country was France with 15%.
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.
Initially, the site only asked users to confirm that they are at least 18 years old and agree on terms to not broadcast any offensive or pornographic content. However, the website now requires users to register for free before they can use the features of the website.
The signup requires a username, email address, and password.
An algorithm was developed to successfully filter out large quantities of obscene content on Chatroulette, considering that as much as 30% of the 8.5 million monthly unique visitors are under 18 years of age.