NY Magazine reports that Chatroulette has managed to monetize their most “devoted” users:
The onslaught of disgusting naked men that seemingly destroyed interest in Chatroulette is now earning the site $100,000 a month. After being flagged by other users a certain number of times, the masturbators — there are about 50,000 on the site every day — are automatically redirected to adult pay sites with which Chatroulette has made agreements.
I’m not sure I want to think about where a similar financial agreement might redirect the Balloon Juice trolls.
On a totally different topic, if anyone has any good YouTube links for the upcoming lunar new year (Year of the Rabbit, starting Feb. 3), my email is near the top of the right-hand column. Everything I’ve found so far (mostly through the generosity of the Malaysian television stations) is only going to burnish my reputation for total lamerdom…