Is chatroulette still a thing?
Chatin Mehra, co-founder, meets a woman named Kelsey and she's hosting a game in her basement with her teenage daughter and she's afraid the government is going to get to her. And so they make a video chat with the very scary-looking RED button. They name it after a security vulnerability in the system, so we get this funny looking guy with a microphone. And the girl he's chatting with, she goes, Mom, is that your dad? ... Is he with the KGB? And the other one goes, What is that? Is that your dad? Is he with the KGB? And they all laugh hysterically, and then they all go, Yay, we captured that! And the funny thing is that the system actually tells you after a couple of minutes that the girl has won, Well, that was quite the display, when in fact she hasn't won anything.
What happened here? Theoretically, chatroulette should work. We just didn't test it.
Is chat roulette still a thing?
Theoretically, chat roulette still works.
I'm curious, what are some of the things that you've done in the last five years that you're most proud of?
One thing I did very early on. I was working at a children's hospital in Taiwan, and we were building a new testing facility. And so early on, we realized that we would like to have a chat platform where we could have live chats with patients and staff. And so we built this fake chatroulette right into the website. And so this made it really easy for the patients and the staff to use it, to find each other, to get in and out of the building, without having to go inside all the normal places people usually go to have a chat.
Another one. In the summer of 2013, I went to Paris for the E3 video game expo, and I spent an afternoon playing this really fun game called Angry Birds. And so as I was playing, I saw this little orange guy with the headphones on --
the color scheme was just so random, so I asked, What's his color? And he said, Red.
So I said, What's his color? And he said, Green.
And then we played this more -- and then we both went, What's his color? And he said, Blue.
And then we played this some more, and then we both went, What's his color? And he said, Purple.
And then we played this some more, and then we both went, What's his color? And he said, Blue.
And then we played this