Tinychat is a well known player in the field of hosting free video and p2p chat rooms.
Being in the same domain, they have launched Tinychat Next which works the same way as Chatroulette.
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Strangers might give gifts to kids like a webcam to do explicit things online.
If you use Facebook, your phone number may not be as private as you think.
That throwaway number can be used for websites that demand a phone contact, but you don’t feel they need it.
Keep your real, regular phone number closer to your chest – and only share it with websites which you believe have a genuine requirement for it.
Of course, this will also mean that the same privacy settings apply to the email address you use on Facebook.
Facebook is becoming more and more aggressive in its pursuit of users’ phone numbers.
The user interface is a bit more refined and you need to have flash installed to even see how the UI looks like.
Omegle has been around for a while connecting random strangers in text chats.
A way in which Facebook privacy can be abused has come to light that will shock many users, but that the social network itself seems to consider a deliberate feature.