The history of Chatroulette

Chatroulette is an anonymous online chat that allows people from all over the world to communicate. This online dating platform is becoming popular every day. Daily attendance of the service has reached 1.5 million unique users. But few people know that the legendary site was created by an ordinary student from Russia.

Creation of a project

The creator of the Chatroulette online platform is not a student of a prestigious IT university in America. He was an ordinary high school student from Moscow. Seventeen-year-old student Andrei Ternovsky launched the Chatroulette project in November 2009.

After 3 months after the launch of the chat-roulette, Ternovsky reached a attendance of 1.5 million people. It was a stunning result without costs for website promotion.

Development of a chat-roulette

The consequences of the economic crisis in 2008 did not affect the success of the advanced Chatroulette project. The Internet platform developed rapidly despite the crisis conditions.

Andrey Ternovsky has created a project, which had unique qualities: autonomy and uncontrollability. Russian Internet roulette quickly went beyond its historical homeland: in March 2010, over 45% of the audience consisted of users from the USA, Germany and France.

The successful announcement of Chatroulette brought its creator worldwide fame. Three months after the start, Ternovsky left his studies in high school and replaced school lessons with meetings with foreign investors. New York Times and the Guardian compared the Moscow youth with Mark Zuckerberg and predicted the future of the billionaire.

In 2010, users of the site were not only ordinary people, but also world-famous celebrities: Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber, Jessica Alba and Chris Brown.

10 years later Chatroulette has not lost its popularity.


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