You have to love the entrepreneurial spirit especially when it comes to new ideas on the Internet. Just when we thought the world would be tweeted to death, a young man has come up with a new idea to change the name of the game. Instead of having to sign up you merely click on a chat button and instantly you are talking to a stranger.

On the blog of  Leif K-Brooks it states the following:

Hello, Internet, and welcome to the Omegle blog! First of all, let me introduce myself. I’m Leif K-Brooks, the founder of Omegle. I’m 18 years old, and currently finishing my senior year of high school. I plan to go to college next year, majoring in computer science.

It’s been wonderful (and a little bit bemusing) to see Omegle gaining such huge popularity. I’ve been writing computer programs for many years, but this is my first project to go viral. When I launched the site on March 25th and saw it hit 100 online users for the first time, I was ecstatic. Now, just five days later, that number has grown exponentially to over 1800—and the growth shows no signs of slowing!

On the technical side of things, everything is pretty much wonderful. Omegle uses the excellent Twisted networking library, which has made scaling a breeze. I would like to say more on this subject, but everything has been so problem-free that’s there’s nothing more to say.

Trolls are currently the biggest problem facing Omegle. Unfortunately, a percentage of the site’s user base, instead of trying to have interesting conversations, likes to harass other users through vulgarity, spamming, and so on. I consider this a very serious issue, and I’m working on methods of controlling it as much as possible. In the mean time, I hope Omegle’s users will continue weathering the storm, and enjoying the site despite its trolls.

Keep Omegling, everyone!

That is where the main problem is going to be. The web is loaded with idiots who love to spam and spew their vulgarity upon the masses. Stop by the Omegle and see what you think.

Comments welcome.

Omegle site.