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Airtime has done almost nothing since its June launch

What's the future of communication? Let's ask the experts

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Communication plays a role in all information exchanged between living species. Technically speaking, even plants and fungi communicate with each other. What sets us humans apart is the speed at which our means of communication develops and innovates. Technology has been helping us to communicate easier, faster and more often....
What's the future of communication? Let's ask the experts

Highlight Is Like the 'ChatRoulette' of iOS Apps

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I can sort of see the potential of an app like Highlight, but more than that I see the possibility of it being a privacy concern and prospective safety risk to share my location with random strangers....
Highlight Is Like the 'ChatRoulette' of iOS Apps

Video #2 of Merton’s Piano Improvisation With Random Strangers on Chatroulette

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Video #2 of Merton’s Piano Improvisation With Random Strangers on Chatroulette

Sharing Your Web Browser with Random Strangers Is Horrible and Awesome

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You're never really alone on the Internet. Chances are if you're on a webpage, someone else is there too; you just don't see them. It doesn't have to be that way though. "We See in Every Direction" is a web browser you can share with dozens of other Internet...
Sharing Your Web Browser with Random Strangers Is Horrible and Awesome

Can man live on social media alone? These 2 travellers swap cities to find out.

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Can man live on social media alone? A tough question, and one that we sought to answer last year with our fictional character Jack, a true social media geek. But now a cross-city social experiment is seeking to answer this question for real. Constituting part of Social Media Week, Can...
Can man live on social media alone? These 2 travellers swap cities to find out.

Travelocity Says Chatroulette Marketing Works

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What's this? The oddball, quirky and occasionally X-rated site that connects random strangers for video chat is a marketer's dream? That doesn't sound right. But that's exactly what Travelocity, the popular travel brand known best for their mascot, the travelling gnome, is saying. In a recent interview with ClickZ, a...
Travelocity Says Chatroulette Marketing Works

Imo.im: No, people don’t want to chat with random strangers, Airtime

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If the message of the massive Airtime launch yesterday was that meeting new people is the new new thing, Imo.im has a comeback: Chatroulette’s 15 minutes of fame are over for a reason, and it wasn’t just the johnson problem. “Our goal is not to connect you to random people –...
Imo.im: No, people don’t want to chat with random strangers, Airtime

Sorry, Foreveralones: Those Bikini Pics That Landed in Your Inbox Probably Contain Malware

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(Photo: Emsi Soft) Did you receive an email this holiday season from a kind-hearted woman who just wanted to celebrate Christmas by sending random strangers pictures of herself in skin-bearing bikinis? Free noodz from an anony hottie seemed too good to be true! And indeed, it was. Sophos’ Naked Security...
Sorry, Foreveralones: Those Bikini Pics That Landed in Your Inbox Probably Contain Malware

Oh, The Humanity: My Chatroulette Experience

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SFWeekly Web Editor Alexia Tsotsis (not pictured left) spent some time early this morning trying out Chatroulette, a website that connects random strangers for a video chat. The results are unlikely to surprise you. Unless you are new to this whole Internet thing. Screen shots of some of her more...
Oh, The Humanity: My Chatroulette Experience

Chatroulette: 71% Boys, 15% Girls, 14% Perverts

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Chatroulette has become all the rage among folks in the online video and social media scene, prompting coverage in the NY Times, CNN and other major national news outlets. Well if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Chatroulette but were afraid to sign on yourself, a new mini documentary...
Chatroulette: 71% Boys, 15% Girls, 14% Perverts

Chatroulette Creator Andrey Ternovskiy Gets an iPad, Gives Us a Peek At Version 2.0

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All Things D’s Drake Martinet spent a long cold night in front of the Palo Alto Apple store. He files this dispatch: What do you do when you’re 17, you’re visiting the US from Russia, and you’ve created the Internet meme of the moment? You spend your Friday night...
Chatroulette Creator Andrey Ternovskiy Gets an iPad, Gives Us a Peek At Version 2.0
How Napster gave birth to Spotify

Rando's 5M Anti-Social Photo Shares Could Be The Canary In The Social Networking Coalmine

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Rando only launched in March but the anti-social photo-sharing app that deliberately eschews the standard social network clutter of likes and comments and connections – simply letting users share random photos with random strangers and get random snaps in return — has blasted past five million photo shares after a little...
Rando's 5M Anti-Social Photo Shares Could Be The Canary In The Social Networking Coalmine

Piano improvisation with random strangers on Chatroulette. Hilarious: http://bit.ly/de9Lq7 [via @laughingsquid]

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Piano improvisation with random strangers on Chatroulette. Hilarious: http://bit.ly/de9Lq7 [via @laughingsquid]

Napster Founders Unveil a Video Chat Service

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More than 10 years ago, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning created Napster, the music-sharing service. Now they're unveiling a new joint venture: a start-up called Airtime, a social video service that lets people chat with their Facebook friends and random strangers online....
Napster Founders Unveil a Video Chat Service

Mom crowdsources baby name for $5,000

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In conjunction with Web site Belly Ballot, a Los Angeles mom is asking random strangers to choose what her baby will be called. How about "Troubled?" [Read more]...
Mom crowdsources baby name for $5,000
How Airtime plans to keep penises out of the picture

Rewind Radio: Don't Log Off; Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd; Geoff Lloyd's Hometime Show - review

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Alan Dein enjoys Skype interviews with random strangers around the world, while Geoff Lloyd fixates on the Fab FourDon't Log Off (R4) | iPlayerBeatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd (Absolute 60s)Geoff Lloyd's Hometime Show (Absolute Radio)Life is random and people are strange. Behind closed doors everyone's going lulu but we rarely...
Rewind Radio: Don't Log Off; Beatles Brunch with Geoff Lloyd; Geoff Lloyd's Hometime Show - review

Apps and updates: Found, Sparrow, Napster, Yelp, productivity bundle, and more

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A few notable app updates and deals crossed our path today, and we will continue to update as the day goes on, but first a bit of news. New to-do list app Any.DO launched this weekend and hit 100,000 total downloads in only 24 hours, reported TechCrunch. The app first became popular on Android,...
Apps and updates: Found, Sparrow, Napster, Yelp, productivity bundle, and more
Skip co-founder dating -- Collabfinder is your new home for serendipitous collaboration

UK-based Funding Circle raises $16M for crowd investing

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It’s not just the United States that’s getting into crowdfunding for startups. United Kingdom-based Funding Circle has raised a $16 million second round of funding to facilitate crowd investments for startups from anyone, not just accredited investors. Under the recently passed JOBS Act, also know as the crowdfunding bill, startups in America will...
UK-based Funding Circle raises $16M for crowd investing

TinyChat Launches Grouped Version Of Chatroulette

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Chatroulette, a website that connects random strangers via video chat, has been receiving a lot of buzz. And we’ve seen it can be quite entertaining. Web-based chat startup TinyChat is launching their own version of Chatroulette, called TinyChat Next. Similar to Chatroulette, you can be thrown into a room...
TinyChat Launches Grouped Version Of Chatroulette

Chatroulette Improv Piano Player Removed from YouTube

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Merton, aka the Chatroulette Improv Piano Player, has had his viral video yanked off of YouTube “due to terms of use violation.”Merton became the big Internet sensation when he logged onto Chatroulette with his glasses, hooded sweater, and trusty keyboard and created songs for random strangers on-the-fly. The result...
Chatroulette Improv Piano Player Removed from YouTube

The problems with anonymous trolls and accountability in the digital age

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Back in the summer of 1995, I encountered my first online troll. At that time I’d been using the Internet for a few months only (via the monopolization of a favourite Mac at the back of a university computer lab). I came across the troll through a text-based chat forum...
The problems with anonymous trolls and accountability in the digital age

CHATROULOLZ Collects Great Chatroulette Screencaps So You Don’t Have To

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By now, you’ve probably heard of Chatroulette, the website where one can anonymously have video chat conversations with random strangers from around the world. Needless to say, this freaks out just about everyone who has tried the service so far, which was started by 17-year-old high school student Andrey Ternovskiy...
CHATROULOLZ Collects Great Chatroulette Screencaps So You Don’t Have To

12 Chatroulette Clones You Should Try

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Chatroulette has been giving journalists report fodder for slow news days for a few months now — enough time, apparently, to spawn a number of clones.From creepy to cute, here are a few Chatroulette clones we dig.1. ZupyoA few sites provide a Chatroulette-like experience with a few twists or...
12 Chatroulette Clones You Should Try

"Ambient Location" Didn't Work, So Business Networking App Intro Pivots To Mobile Group Management

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It’s fair to say that the “ambient location” craze has passed. Several of the mobile apps intent on connecting people with friends and other recommended users nearby are still struggling to find mainstream adoption. Some, like Glancee and Glassmap have sold. Others, like Kismet, have moved into new product categories....
"Ambient Location" Didn't Work, So Business Networking App Intro Pivots To Mobile Group Management
Speed up your friending with Facebook’s new ‘Find Friends Nearby’ feature

Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week (AAPL, GOOG, FB)

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Whether you want a new game or the latest and greatest blogging utility, you'll find it here. This week we're rounding up iOS, Android, and Facebook apps.Coffee Meets Bagel Coffee Meets Bagel is a neat Facebook app that allows you to connect with one potential love interest per day. Instead...
Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week (AAPL, GOOG, FB)
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