LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wary of all the rules and restrictions recently made by Chatroulette, people everywhere are seeking alternatives to what is -- yet perhaps might not remain -- today's leading video chat site. Last fall, Chatroulette rolled out multiple changes to its video chat model and policies, effectively eliminating user anonymity and even offending many fans. In the wake of the chaos, several major competing video chat sites have experienced a sizeable boost in user numbers, and new sites have been popping up as well, according to Allen Fox, co-founder of ChatRandom (http://chatrandom.com), today's leading alternative to Chatroulette.
"The great shift away from Chatroulette has simply meant people are now going elsewhere to video chat," Fox says. "While user statistics tells us people prefer a site that upholds anonymity and a safe, secure chatting experience, chatters are constantly exploring the 20+ major sites and actively comparing their options. We decided to conduct our own review, outlining for the first time ever the best video chat sites for connecting with totally random strangers."
The Top Five Chatroulette Alternatives for 2013 include:
#1 ChatRandom (http://chatrandom.com): With over 20,000 users online at any given moment, this is one of the most visited video chat sites. It has become well known for its gay chat, girls chat, multichat and chatrooms. Boasting more features than the original Chatroulette, it leads the pack in terms of safety. Real people monitor video chat activity on ChatRandom and shut down anything illegal.
#2 Omegle (http://www.omegle.com): One of the oldest Chatroulette alternatives, Omegle is now one of the biggest. Omegle's random chat format is basic but beloved, while its key distinguishing characteristic -- the ability to connect and cam with others who share interests -- is a major hit, too.
#3 FunYo (http://www.funyo.com): Ever wondered what you'd get if Facebook and Chatroulette had a baby? The answer is FunYo, which has quickly moved beyond infancy and could soon outgrow all the sites in user popularity. No doubt, this site has done something fresh and funky: It's added a social network to the video chat mix of fun.
#4 Streamberry (http://streamberry.com): Somewhat a newcomer on the scene, this site has recently swelled in numbers. What's the Streamberry secret? It simply works well and gets an A+ for being very user-friendly. For users who want to put on a show, there's a cool feature for letting crowds of people watch simultaneously.
#5 ChatrouletteSites (http://chatroulettesites.com): The true rookie in the random chat space, this new online resource lists and reviews the top 20 (and growing!) Chatroulette alternative sites in one convenient place. Designed for those who like to mix it up or know their options, ChatrouletteSites isn't just handy but downright addictive. It showcases what's out there and worth checking out in terms of the latest and greatest Chatroulette alternatives.
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.