DAILY MAIL - Apr 26 - When writer Olivia Lichtenstein's daughter told her about a 'cool' new teen website, she decided to investigate. What she found was the most worrying internet craze to date. Chatroulette is the fast-growing, latest fad among teenagers - a quick and easy way to communicate online with people from all over the world. It works like roulette. Users log on, press a big button labelled 'Next' and it then randomly connects you to any one of a number of people across the world currently logged on. What may have started as the innocent game of a Moscow schoolboy has quickly become a potential tailor-made portal for perverts and paedophiles. It doesn't require you to log in or register (despite the fact that the site states it is for over-16s only) and all you need is a computer with a webcam. It's entirely free and once you've clicked a button to allow the site to access your webcam, your face appears in one of two boxes. Many of the people on this site are exhibitionists, some of them showed their faces - others angled the computer in such a way as to mask their identities and, all too often, to reveal their genitals. FULL ARTICLE @ DAILY MAIL
Mark Brooks: Many dating sites are inundated with profiles of genitalia pictures. Adult dating sites such as Fling and AdultFriendFinder allow them. Most don't. But the abundance of people willing to show their private bits and bobs is quite amazing. Andrew Conru started AdultFriendFinder circa 1996 when he saw so many risque pics coming in for FriendFinder. Then numerous risque-photos-are-ok internet dating competitors started up once they saw how lucrative and in-demand the sexy internet dating services were becoming. (Full Disclosure: I worked with Andrew in 2003-2004, and Courtland Brooks has been working with Webdate and Fling since 2005).