Chatroulette web site was created by Andrey Ternovskiy, a 17-year-old high school student from Moscow. Ternovskiy says the concept arose from video chats he used to have with friends on Skype, and that he wrote the first version of Chatroulette in 3 days and 2 nights.
He chose the name “Chatroulette” after watching The Deer Hunter, a 1978 film set in the Vietnam War in which prisoners of war are forced to play Russian roulette.
The photo is from Andrey Ternovskiy’s Facebook page.
Post author: Daniel Semper