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    Talk to Strangers
    You can go here to talk to anonymous strangers from around the world.

    I've met many different kinds of people from around the world and had many interesting conversations. I have learned things about other cultures and even some things about myself.

    What will you experience?

    Wed, Nov 4, 2009  Permanent link
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    Fraulein     Wed, Nov 4, 2009  Permanent link
    My stranger asked for pics, I said I didn't have any, and they disconnected from the chat.
    gamma     Fri, Nov 6, 2009  Permanent link
    I got interested in testing this in 3 minutes, and here's the transcript. Yes it is completely irrelevant, but there you go.

    You: hi
    Stranger: heyy
    Stranger: how are u
    You: i am looking for evidence you are not artificial intelligence
    Stranger: :D
    Stranger: why
    You: this web site will get a better mark when I mention it on my blog
    You: if you are real then bravo
    Stranger: yes
    Stranger: im real =))
    Stranger: asl?
    You: oops, not familiar with "asl"
    Stranger: age
    Stranger: sex location :D
    Stranger: for example
    Stranger: 21 male
    Stranger: italy
    Stranger: heeyy philosopher
    Stranger: are u there:D
    You: would you disconnect without this data?
    Stranger: no
    Stranger: its naot important
    Stranger: for me
    Stranger: just wonder
    You: I heard it was a typical question and I wanted to check.
    Stranger: all right
    Stranger: can i other question =)
    You: yes
    Stranger: this world loves
    Stranger: u?
    You: unfortunately I am not sure...
    Stranger: do u love live?
    Stranger: life?
    You: yes, but Swine Flu is really not a problem if you worry.
    Stranger: im scar
    Stranger: swime flu
    You: i must go. thanks for the brief conversation.
    Stranger: okk see u
    You: bye
    Your conversational partner has disconnected.
    Xarene     Fri, Nov 6, 2009  Permanent link
    This is great!

    Connecting to server...
    Looking for someone you can chat with. Hang on.
    You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
    Stranger: sup
    You: hi. are you a bot or human?
    Stranger: fuck you
    Your conversational partner has disconnected.
    notthisbody     Sat, Nov 7, 2009  Permanent link
    My try:

    Connecting to server...
    Looking for someone you can chat with. Hang on.
    You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
    Stranger: heeey.
    You: helloo
    You: wierd.
    You: what's up?
    Stranger: nott much textingg, how about youu?
    You: its raining in moscow
    Stranger: sweeet.
    You: do you come here often, to this site?
    You: first time here
    Stranger: since yesterday haha.
    You: gotchya
    You: and?
    Stranger: and?
    You: and i dunno, something
    You: some experience gained
    You: where you from?
    Stranger: the americas.
    You: are you happier or sadder?
    Stranger: happy? lol
    You: this thing lacks something. some way we could share things instead of stumbling through words and introductions and protocols to interaction
    You: so we'd immediately know what we chose to share. or maybe the point is to break those protocols?
    Stranger: i'm lost.
    You: is this service just for shits and giggles or could it be more useful, thats my question.
    Stranger: oh haha.
    You: don't worry about it
    Your conversational partner has disconnected.

    and one MORE:

    Connecting to server...
    You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
    You: please tell me you're actually someone who's not here for shits and giggles
    Stranger: what else are you here for?
    You: learn something
    You: share something
    Stranger: yeah whatever
    Your conversational partner has disconnected.

    We really, really, need zoacodes, and soon.

    EDIT: after 20 minutes on here, I'm fascinated. its so direct & immediate, and prone to interaction protocol breaks. what I want is to connect with stranger, then agree on a common interaction paradigm. this could be a fiction, a sharing of a certain type of information, commonalities, differences. As it is now, there is freedom but too much chaos in it. whatever the case, i love it.

    EDIT: after another 15 minutes, had my first meaningful conversation. Say hello to Shmuck, everyone. He's one of us lost thinkers who've found their way to SC.
    bpwnes     Mon, Nov 9, 2009  Permanent link
    Interesting observation notthisbody... However, I think the original purpose of the site was just to talk to strangers, like it says on the site.

    I do have one word of wisdom for anyone who decides to use Omegle, don't feed the trolls!
         Tue, Nov 10, 2009  Permanent link
    Omegle used to be a lot more full of people wanting real conversation... It still has some, but is crammed full of ESL kids, /b/tards, and other trolls nowadays. I've been using this site for about a year or so. In that time, I've had a lot of interesting conversations. I got a few nice girls who i still talk to on facebook, a retired arcade machine repairman who knew some esoteric stuff about the old phone network, an Iraqi doctor in Fallujah, and a LOT of creeps who sound like they really need to get laid in real life.

    Anyone that says asl as the first thing is usually someone who doesn't speak enough english to have an interesting conversation with. I tell them to fuck off and stop saying that, then move on to the next person.

    It's all in all a very good waste of time!
    oyahuasca     Tue, Nov 10, 2009  Permanent link
    Connecting to server...
    Looking for someone you can chat with. Hang on.
    You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!

    Stranger: hi
    You: hello
    Stranger: where u from?
    You: i am on earth currently
    You: but i usually depart in the evenings
    Stranger: fukc you

    i wonder what offended him...? :)
    Schmuck     Tue, Nov 24, 2009  Permanent link
    Hello everyone, I am Schmuck, i had a conversation with notthisbody through Omegle, and that is how i came to find this site.

    The fact that i owe my discovery of SpaceCollective to a service such as omegle is a testament to how far technology is bringing us. That, through a site with a fairly simple concept, I can meet and talk to a complete stranger and that we can share such powerful ideas is something quite significant and profound.

    While often appearing novel, and frequently appearing shallow, omegle cannot be defined as a site through peoples experiences on it, as they are simply experiences with other people. Like most technology, omegle is something of significant power, that can be used to a good end or to a bad end. So while it may strike some as nothing but a joke, it has in fact caused me to find out about this place which i would not have discovered otherwise through someone who not even 20 minutes prior, had no association to me whatsoever.

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