Combining Chatroulette with Science

Chatroulette is a site that lets you talk to an Internet stranger via webcam. It could be awesome. It could be incredibly disturbing. I take no blame for whatever you find on the site.

In both cases, it’s addictive. You never know what you’re going to come across next (though it’s likely you’ll see a man doing things no one should ever want to see…).

Reader Anthony found a way to make the most of the site:

In an effort to counter [the questionable content,] I spent all day yesterday on the site putting up science videos like Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, the Symphony of Science videos, a clip of Richard Feynman and a few others to see people’s reactions.

He asked the strangers to give a thumbs up if they love science and a thumbs down if they don’t. Here’s what he saw:

Anthony’s asking that others join him on March 20th and find a way to promote science on the website that day.

I don’t know how effective it is, but it sure beats a lot of the other things you could come across 🙂


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  • martin

    Too much lag for me. I spent about 2 hours using a stuffed monkey but most of it was wasted on lag. 😛 I did think it would be interesting to see how posting pro-atheist things on it would turn out though.

  • WishinItWas

    I was curious about the hype around this site, for fun I went on last night and quickly “next’d” through about 30 people, 26 were guys with no shirts on, 3 were just signs asking women to show specific areas, and one was a man “doing things no one should ever want to see”

    I do think it would be fun to try and get someone to stay connected long enough to discuss science/religion.

  • Edmond

    Any info on that background song? Catchy!

  • It’s called “Symphony of Science — The poetry of reality”. You can find it on You Tube or on http://symphonyofscience.com. There are several others like it.

  • I love this beyond belief! [heh]

    seriously, this made me smile so big.

  • martin

    So spending this evening with a picture of “There’s Probably No God Now Stop Worrying and Enjoy Your Life” picture up 😀