Stranger Chat - Chatting with Complete Strangers
Updated: November 12, 2009 - 6:36 PM
What is Stranger Chat?
Stranger chat is defined as an online chat session between two people who do not know each other's identity. Unlike typical implementation of online chat, in which multiple people chat at the one time, stranger chat is generally limited to a conversation between just two people.
Comparisons have been made between stranger chat and instant messaging (IM). However, instant messaging usually takes place between people that know one another, whereas stranger chat takes place between strangers.
Stranger chat is sometimes described as anonymous chat or one to one chat.
In 2009, the website Omegle popularized stranger chat through a simple website chat interface, requiring no registration or login by users. Omegle is a service for meeting new online friends. When you use Omegle, you are automatically connected with another chat user at random allowing you to have a one-on-one chat with each other. The chat sessions are completely anonymous - although there is nothing to stop you from revealing personal details if you like
Some claim that stranger chat preceded Omegle, and began with early AOL, A Nice Chat, and ICQ's random chat feature.
Today popular online stranger chat applications include Omegle, Getting Random, Iddin, IMeetzu, and Omegler.
Stranger chat continues to grow in popularity and there are now stranger chat desktop software applications and entire e-books written on the subject.
Stranger Chat Websites - Articles and Reviews
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Tworl Random Partner Chat Room - Tworl is an online community that is built around stranger chat rooms and random online encounters.
Chatroulette Random Webcam Chat - Chatroulette random webcam site features webcams and voice chat for 2 way communication and a standard text chat area.
Omegle Stranger Chat Site - Omegle stranger chat site is a website used to communicate with random, anonymous people across the Internet via instant chat.