I think that we all got the talk about strangers when we were little. The same hold today, children are told the same thing, and for many good reasons too.
As we grow older we begin to move away from that as we start to talk to strangers almost on a daily basis: school, store, work, park and even online. I’ve been chatting for a few years now, it might just be me but chatting seems to have changed dramatically over the years. I’m not referring to the new technology that enable us to play games or share pictures as we chat but rather what people look for in a conversation. One of the primary reasons as to why I stopped going into chat rooms was because people didn’t seem to look for someone to chat with who lived who knows where. Some years back people were more into having actual virtual conversations that didn’t start with uncomfortable words or questions. Per haps it was because not everyone had access to the internet, or something entirely different. Not to mention the screen names that are in use, you know those rated R ones.
It doesn’t matter what chatting service you use, there will always be some rated R screen name user trying to bug you with questions or links or a mix of both and in between.
There seems to be some sort of ‘hope’, and I say sort of because nothing is ever safe or even bug free 100%. Say hello to Omegle with their slogan as “Talk to strangers!”. it’s a very simple yet effective service. There is no signing up, when you’re ready to chat you are randomly connected with another stranger. If at any point you feel like you want to stop talking to this stranger you just have to click the ‘disconnect’ button. You are then given an option to connect again with someone new.
The service has been available for a few months now and it seems to be gaining popularity. I’ve used it a few times myself and it’s a fun service. Sure you might meet the weird person who also bugs you but there is also a good chance you might meet someone who actually wants to have a ‘normal’ conversation.
Of course keep in mind that safety should be a priority. Have fun using Omegle, who knows I might even come across someone that reads this blog.
Smile because some strangers are nice.