1 in 8 spins yielded someone apparently naked, exposing themselves or engaging in a sexual act.
An algorithm was developed to successfully filter out large quantities of obscene content on Chatroulette, considering that as much as 30 percent of the 8.5 million monthly unique visitors are under 18 years of age.
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.
To help you stay safe, chats are anonymous unless you tell someone who you are (not suggested! Predators have been known to use Omegle, so please be careful.
If you prefer, you can add your interests, and Omegle will look for someone who's into some of the same things as you instead of someone completely random.
Although some people are using the site in not very nice ways -- I am really against it." Early users of the site would frequently encounter users who were naked or masturbating in front of the camera.
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".
This is a huge red flag; this is extreme social networking.
This is a place kids are going to gravitate to." Ternovskiy told the New York Times that "Everyone finds his own way of using the site.
Ternovskiy sought help from his longtime friend Vlad Kostanyan, who helped him with his side projects.