Of the perverts that were identified, only 8% were female.
Combined with the overall female rate, that means less than 1% of chats feature a female pervert.
We started our process at Chatroulette Map, an awesome new site that plots screenshots from random Chatroulette sessions on a map.
It’s a little-known fact that anyone you chat with on Chatroulette can determine your IP address using a program like Wireshark.
The good news, however, is that a roulette wheel is the statistician’s best friend.
The central limit theorem tells us that a large set of random observations allows us to draw high-confidence conclusions about the underlying data set.
Chatroulette Map uses this IP data to geolocate and map random chatters on their website (along with still photos from their chats).
Also interesting is the prevalence of groups on Chatroulette.So, we decided compile the data ourselves by leveraging Chatroulette Map, some scrappy programming, and a passionate tech community.We soon had detailed data on 2,883 Chatroulette sessions that tied users to geography, gender, appearance, and more.If you haven’t heard of Chatroulette, this Daily Show segment is a good primer.We were itching to study Chatroulette in a RJMetrics Dashboard, but no one seemed to have any good data for us to explore.