>Roulette [noun]: A game depending on luck.
Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, another trend in the works for every being who owns a computer, has internet and owns a webcam. This latest trend is called “Chatroulette”, and it is quickly becoming a cure for boredum, a distractor for college students and, most of all, an open door for any predator (you know, those child molesters and stalkers). Now how many of the above-mentioned actions are a good thing? I thought so. Here are the notes and rules for this incredibly distasteful trend:
Sixteen. That is the age “limit” to this web forum involving cameras and creeps. Then I begin to think of how how stupid was I at sixteen. My brain so underdeveloped and my knowledge so weak. I literally receive chills running up and down my spine when I read over this. As a youth leader, I would be more than angry to find a youth participating in this. I suppose it is because I expect that they would be smarter than to devote their time to a “game” that is not so much a game. Granted, I have never given my time to this Chatroulette – mainly because I have better things to do with my time – but the thought of it brings images of horror stories and the sound of Nancy Grace’s voice, screaming and carrying on in such a passion of how another teen has gone missing.
I know the discussion with my friends about this particular “game” brought many different views, mainly those that were not in agreement with mine – “It is no different than Facebook” and “What were you doing at that age?”. Which is fine; we are all entitled to our own opinions. Perhaps it is just the environment I grew up in, with my mother not even in agreement with my Xanga account and my Myspace being deleted thirteen times. Thanks, mom.
What ever the opinion is, I would love to hear it. What do you think about this fad “Chatroulette”?
Also, thank you to my new followers: Danielle and Rabena – whom I both know. Thank you, lovely ladies.