Chatroulette Making Money From Naked Dudes

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Chatroulette Making Money From Naked Dudes

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Chatroulette found itself with a surplus of naked men, so founder Andrey Ternovskiy figured out how to get rid of them while turning a profit.

TechCrunch crunched the numbers and found that 89% of Chatroulette users are male, and 1 in 8 chats on the site contain material that would be at least rated R (read: naked people). That might account for the site's sharp drop in traffic. 18 year old founder Andrey Ternovskiy turned naked men into money, telling Fast Company, "Everyday, about 50,000 new men are trying to get naked. What we're doing is selling the naked men to a couple of websites."

Here's how it works. Users on Chatroulette can now control the content they receive by flagging chat partners as displaying inappropriate content. Once a user receives a certain amount of flags, they're banned from the site for forty minutes. Instead of just kicking the offending user off the site, Chatroulette redirects them to an adult website; the adult site, in turn, pays Chatroulette for the referral.

When Chatroulette first came on the scene, Ternovskiy was besieged with offers to buy the innovative site, and turned them all down. The offers dropped off with the drop in traffic, but the content control system has already yielded positive results. The rerouting of naked men has also made Chatroulette about $100,000 a month.

Source: Fast Company, via Geek

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Wheres theres naked men, theres always profit...

Over 100,000!? That's crazy.

Gez I wish I was set for life with some crazy scheme like making a website people care about.

That... that is genius. And hilarious.

There's too little demand for naked guys, unfortunately.

Also, this is hilarious.

This is pure genius.

Guys a fucking business genius!

He turned NAKED TROLLS into cash!

I must say, that actually sounds like a very good business plan: they get money AND less nudity on their site.

Making money out of a cock-up, you could say.

Genius!!! I thought the site got shut down though...

The question that should be asked is what kind of pornsites?

Now Omegle has to follow suit...

The_root_of_all_evil:
Making money out of a cock-up, you could say.

OT: Sounds like somebody went to business school. Or is just plain clever. Either way, nice anti-troll.

danpascooch:
Guys a fucking business genius!

He turned NAKED TROLLS into cash!

This.

I mean, he literally figured out a way to make money, apparently a hell of a lot of money, off internet trolls. Think if more people could figure out something like that, I mean hell, it's like a bottomless resource. To quote something over used but still rather relevant, it prints money...

So this guy is making money of trolls, now if only everyone on the internet could do that we would all be RICH!

Elegant and simple, like facebook. The kind of thing that makes you think "I really should have thought of that first!"

It's a great business move, but it still makes me feel sad and achy in my soul...

This is wierd, i just saw the chat roulette episode on south park yesterday.

(reads little message at the side of the post) ... Damn it! I lost the game.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Making money out of a cock-up, you could say.

Way to rise to the occasion.

There is a problem with this.

Today, at around one o' clock, I decided to use Chatroulette. For the first time. Ever. I can't really say why, other than a sort of morbid curiosity. Going to the site, I find that my IP has already been banned and I was redirected to said adult site against my will. I had never been to CR before today, and I never will again, if apparently I can be flagged for abuse without ever visiting their site.

I love it, that's an awesome idea. He turned a negative into a positive (with money).

Irridium:

The_root_of_all_evil:
Making money out of a cock-up, you could say.

Way to rise to the occasion.

I'll throw him a bone for that quip.

Finally a way to avoid all the dicks! My god they really take the fun out of the whole thing.

Dude's a smart businessman and I heartily approve of what he's doing here. This kid will go a long way in the world of e-business, you can bet on that...

Dejanus:
There is a problem with this.

Today, at around one o' clock, I decided to use Chatroulette. For the first time. Ever. I can't really say why, other than a sort of morbid curiosity. Going to the site, I find that my IP has already been banned and I was redirected to said adult site against my will. I had never been to CR before today, and I never will again, if apparently I can be flagged for abuse without ever visiting their site.

Do you have siblings? Roomates? Tendency to sleepwalk?

I love the idea, now we need to read the user agreement maybe they can sell pictures of you naked to pornsites too?

Because exploitation isn't illegal, amirite?

NeedAUserName:
Wheres theres naked men, theres always profit...

So long as you aren't in the same room as them.

OT: No one can argue with practical solutions to the problem of excessive wankers. Hopefully he can come up with something to deal with Football fans.

Love it. Trollin' the trolls. This is probably one of the best ideas I've heard in a while.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Making money out of a cock-up, you could say.

Oh, that was such a bad joke, but worthy of this nonetheless:

Irridium:

The_root_of_all_evil:
Making money out of a cock-up, you could say.

Way to rise to the occasion.

You're pretty handy with those puns, Irridium.

Considering how much sites like 4chan like to troll on these sorts of things,I could see this going horribly wrong.Namely,a child being flagged,and being re-directed.I wonder how long it will take for them to realise this,and set to work on destroying some kid's innocence.

What a handy system, maybe now Chatroulette can stop jerking us around.

Thorvan:

Irridium:

The_root_of_all_evil:
Making money out of a cock-up, you could say.

Way to rise to the occasion.

You're pretty handy with those puns, Irridium.

Don't give him too much credit, as he may become a bit cocky.

Irridium:

The_root_of_all_evil:
Making money out of a cock-up, you could say.

Way to rise to the occasion.

This makes showing your penis too hard...

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