At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.
He discusses that he did not advertise or post his site anywhere, in fact people starting talking about the website and the word of mouth spread gradually.
As the number of active users grew, Ternovskiy has had to rewrite the entire code to cope with the load, the management of which being the most challenging part of his project.
Despite the expansion of the service, he still codes everything on his own.
Ternovskiy sought help from his longtime friend Vlad Kostanyan, who helped him with his side projects.
One informal study published in March 2010 shows that nearly half of all Chatroulette "spins" connected a user with someone in the USA, while the next most likely country was France with 15%.
1 in 8 spins yielded someone apparently naked, exposing themselves or engaging in a sexual act.
Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio and video) with another visitor.The website uses Adobe Flash to display video and access the user's webcam.