Omegle and You!

January 7, 2010 at 11:22 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Remember when your mother told you to never talk to strangers? Throw that narrow-minded crap out the window and immediately log onto Omegle!

Creating Stranger Danger since 2009

Creating stranger danger since 2009

Launched this past March by a lonely 18-year-old from England, Omegle randomly pairs up users for a one-on-one chat.  I’m sure the idea was originally paved with good intentions of bringing two people in a safe chat scenario that would never normally talk to one another.

People I'm probably talking to

Omegle does successfully bring back that thrill of the chat room.  I felt like I was back in 1995 using my Dad’s Compuserve account on a dial-up network at 2am in the morning.  The first time I logged on, I have to admit it was a bit of a rush.

Who I believe I'm talking to

Since then, I’ve noticed that using Omegle to have real conversations with people is FAR less interesting than using it as an exercise in flow writing and improv.  The best way to utilize this idea is to start a conversation and write the very first sentence that pops into your head. Here’s an example:

Quick on the uptake, but loses points for thinking I was talking about football. Stranger Grade: B

Similar to stage improv, asking crazy and nonsensical questions of your stranger is a good way to string them along.  It’s also the best way to avoid the A/S/L question as I’m not looking for a connection. You can generally tell within the first response whether or not you’ve hooked up with a good sport.

Got the joke and ran with it. Bonus points for disconnecting mid sentence. Stranger Grade: A

Got the joke and ran with it. Bonus points for ending the convo mid word. Stranger Grade: A

Thanks Omegle for making it easy and accessible to mess around with people’s heads!



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