Is there a record of my chatroulette activity from 5 years ago?
No, we don't store any logs of your chat history. We use a different, more private way of doing things called spray-and-pray. In this mode, every video chat participant sends a unique link requesting that their chat history appear in a database before they can see it again. That link is a fingerprint, and the more people who request to see their chat history, the higher the quality and the lower the cost per request. However, because it is a unique link, and not a routing number, it is harder for ne'er-do-wells to guess what someone has sent.
Since 2005, we also allow anonymous donations. When you donate to a good or service on our website, it isn't just a bunch of numbers and letters. It means a lot to you. The more people that we find out about bad actors, the more strongly we take accountability, the more people we can punish, and the more quickly we grow the business, the more benefit everybody.
We believe in net-positive ethics. That is to say, we believe that if we all work together, we can always win. And net-negative ethics is, we all know that if we do too much bad stuff, bad guys can get in the way. So we try to avoid it. For example, we don't do donations until $W33,000 has been pledged, but we can identify people and organisations that have been used inappropriately, and we can use that to target donations.
We believe in hauling out the bad guys and putting the evidence where it belongs, not in high-pressured legal cases, but in good old-fashioned community groups. You can do surprisingly well in a community group if you're thought of as a persona. A persona is anyone wead of value: a kid at school, in the gang, in the paper. We want to make sure we have a persona for every kid that signs up for our service, so that they can identify who we really are.
We believe that no one should have to go through what we went through, and that no one should have to go through what we went through to seek help. So we reward good behaviour and punish bad behaviour. If somebody is giving somebody a hard time, smack them, kick them, call the police. If somebody is disruptive, calls the police. If somebody is making unsolicited intimate photographs of someone, calls the police. If somebody is masturbating, gets into a room and masturbates for 10 minutes, gets into a room and calls the police.
We believe that the power of the collective is our most powerful weapon in the service of social change. So we reward people behaving collectivelyativelyly, and punish them for not behaving collectivelyly. For example, if somebody is being disrespectful to another person, they get a warning, they get a sanction