LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It wasn't really that long ago when firing up a laptop and connecting face to face on the screen with someone you knew, must less didn't know, seemed like something out of a sci-fi flick. But today, video chatting is anything but an alien concept. Meeting people through sites like ChatRandom, Chatroulette, Streamberry, Omegle, Funyo and others has become a non-covert social networking trend that's gaining serious traction worldwide. Much more than a medium for making romantic connections, video chatting is unadulterated fun for people everywhere, including a growing number of celebrities who are making live, surprise appearances with everyday folk and fans.
"Just imagine signing in to your favorite random chat site and 'bumping' into someone like Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian or Justin Bieber," says Allen Fox, co-founder of ChatRandom, the leading alternative to the original Chatroulette. "More and more, celebrities are popping in on these sites to see what they're all about, and some are even regular users, connecting with people and getting some really good laughs. Whether they're simply curious about what's going on or using the sites for publicity purposes, they're definitely gaining some great viral exposure. Our site alone has been averaging 8+ million users monthly and over 250,000 users a day."
What's the draw for ChatRandom users? Spend a little time on the site, and it becomes clear that part of what's captivating, or near addictive, about this video chat resource is that "anything goes" -- as long as it's safe and legal. To ensure just that, ChatRandom has pioneered a safer approach to free webcam chatting, requiring users to be 18+ and strictly upholding its user terms of service. Site monitors quickly shut down any illegal activity or usage by minors, ensuring critical peace of mind for anyone with more interest in meeting people than in mischief. With ChatRandom, users say they feel comfortable connecting with others, knowing that it's safer, legal, user-friendly and more diverse. Popular site features include Gay Chat and Multi-Chat options. Now much more than simply site users, ChatRandom visitors are converting into loyal ChatRandom fans.
"Given the viral nature of our social media-rich world, people really do talk about and share what works, and that's exactly why ChatRandom is growing all the time," Fox says. "Clearly, video chatting in general has become very trendy in its own right. But what's been particularly exciting for us is that that our particular audience of chatters isn't just growing in numbers -- it's composed of repeat visitors who appreciate the experience and feel very at ease with our site. Our goal is to provide value that will outlast any fleeting video-chatting fad, and that's exactly what ChatRandom is doing by delivering a proven, quality service that's packaged and protected in all the right ways."
About ChatRandom (http://chatrandom.com)
Founded in early 2011, ChatRandom is the only free webcam-based chat site of its kind. An inspired Chatroulette alternative, ChatRandom delivers a safer, simpler platform for random video chatting with strangers in a multi-dimensional format. Users must be 18+, and the site upholds a rigorous user terms of service. Users video chat worry-free and can focus on meeting new people. ChatRandom boasts over 250,000 daily users, 8+ million monthly users and 21 billion connections -- and counting.