Posted by Sheila Shayon on April 2, 2010 10:49 AM
Travelocity’s iconic “Roaming Gnome” is roaming around the social media site Chatroulette carrying signs like, "This would be better if we were in Rio." The gnome’s job is to encourage chatters on the site to consider travel.
Chatroulette is the brainchild of Russian teenager, Andrey Ternovskiy. Users communicate with strangers via webcam. The site has received considerable attention – both praise and criticism. A reference on The Daily Show by Jon Stewart solidified the brand’s standing in pop culture.
The average Chatroulette chat lasts barely seconds, as you are quickly and often “nexted” for passing on a potential interaction. It’s a big winner in the teen/tween market, but stories swirl about it becoming a digital peep parlor.Continue reading...