In the 21st century, an online service has the potential to garner hundreds of thousands of hits if it is social networking enabled. Now after a decade of connecting with real world friends online, people suddenly have the desire to befriend strangers.
Though not the first chat service to pair up random strangers, Chatroulette did add video zing to the otherwise bland random text chats.
Each random chat conversation is referred to as a game and you can restart a new game at any time.
So if you're checking your child's normal texting history for signs of misbehavior, you won't find any.
For example, you can play a sound (so that a parent will hear an alert if access is attempted), and there is even an option to completely shut down Internet access for a period of time if someone repeatedly tries to access blocked sites (Figure A).
Before you can install the software, you will have to request a free license key.
(Though, let's be real here, the GPS location services of many apps are sketchy at best.) There are apps for all kinds of sexualities ranging from casual hookups to specific fetishes. Go for it — heck, why not do it anonymously while you're at it; app, you can smile proudly to yourself knowing you've found love (or lust) in a rather not-hopeless place.
And, hey, there's no shame if you're just looking for the latter; there's obviously an app for that, too.