Sexy random webchatroulette
We posted the link to Hacker News on Saturday night. Five minutes later, the data was loaded into a hosted dashboard on RJMetrics and returning the results you see below.
In under two hours, we received 10,770 photo assessments from 1,012 distinct IP addresses. Before we get to the data, we should point out the uncontrolled inputs that could be skewing these results: As you might expect, you’re most likely to encounter a solo male in any given chat session. Interestingly, 11% showed no person at all while only 9% showed a solo female.
Bringing down the global average is the United States, which boasts the lowest pervert concentration of the bunch: 10%.
Also worth mentioning are the users who display signs (like the one below) requesting female nudity.
We started our process at Chatroulette Map, an awesome new site that plots screenshots from random Chatroulette sessions on a map.
It’s a little-known fact that anyone you chat with on Chatroulette can determine your IP address using a program like Wireshark.
Chatroulette Map is also nice enough to expose all of its data points to anyone who clicks “View Source.” Right in the raw source code of their homepage is the image URL, latitude, longitude, city, state, and country of every chatter on their map.In all, 8% of chats featured a group of people (4% all-male, 2% all-female, and 2% mixed).If you include groups, your chance of encountering a female grows to 13%.About 20% were under 20 and about 10% were 40 and older. There were no groups whatsoever of people 40 or older.When we combine age with the gender statistics that we tracked above, we learn even more. 47% of the Chatroulette participants measured were from the United States.