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      27.05.2013 04:27
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      Use this site at your own risk.

      Someone from my old high school a few years back now mentioned this website to me, so I decided to check it out to see what it was all about.

      Omegle is basically a chat website, no signup is required for it, you log on, and there is an option to connect to a random one-to-one chat, you simply have to click "text" or "video". You must have a working webcam to access video chat, although when you enter a video call, you do have an option of switching it off as well as muting your microphone.
      You are automatically in a conversation with a stranger, and there are no name labels or anything, it simply says "YOU" and "STRANGER" when you type messages to each other. It's all very anonymous and quite mysterious.

      Since 2010 there has been an option to type interests into the homepage before connecting to a chat, in hope that you will be able to find someone who shares the same likes as you, so you can perhaps have a topic of serious conversation. Not much serious conversation does go on on Omegle though. It's mainly middle aged men and teenage boys showing off their dirty parts, occasionally girls too. Guys will often download a special webcam software to run a slideshow, or simply blu tack a piece of paper saying "GIRLS PLEASE STRIP FOR ME" to the camera. I've also been on it when some girls and guys were taking drugs.

      There is also often a bunch of people ready to shout a load of insults at you. Very rarely do I find someone who will actually have a decent conversation with me without them resorting to dirty talk or some form of flashing. If you don't like what you see, there is always that option to disconnect immediately and reconnect to another random chat. It's a very quick and simple website to operate.

      So why do I go on it? Well it's sometimes funny for a bit when I'm ultra-bored, or I'm with my friends and willing to disconnect and reconnect over and over again in hope of finding someone decent to talk to with them. It's a bit of a worry though that kids can access this website, I've often connected to a chat and it's been children or young teenagers on the other side on cam. It really is a site parents need to be aware that their kids might be accessing, as it's one a lot of teenagers joke and laugh about these days.


      So overall, I do think this website is ok for a laugh occasionally, but it's not suitable for under 18's, contrary to the website saying if you are 14 and you have your parents permission you may connect (but what kind of parent would say yes?!). I think parents and teachers should be made more aware of sites like this.

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      08.06.2011 05:10
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      Should be for adults only!

      Omegle is a simple styled website with a simple concept. It's a one on one chat system that connects two people via text or video chat. Text chat is simple; it's just like msn, apart from the person you're talking to is labelled only as 'Stranger.' You're labelled stranger to them too. It has an air of mystery to it and although i do prefer the video chat, text chat can be interesting at times.

      Video chat is also simple, however this time, you can see and hear who you're talking to, and they can see and hear you. This works by Omegle asking you for permission to access your imaging device (webcam) and microphone. Once given permission it will connect you to a person at random and you can start chatting.

      I first heard of omegle through a friend at the beginning of the year and now pop onto it once in a blue moon to see who's on there. I've talked to lots of people from all over the world as it's a wordwide website, and believe it or not have actually bumped in to an old school friend on there! Considering how many people use omegle, this was a minor miracle.

      Omegle's very entertaining, and most people are up for a laugh. Singing, dancing, advice and indepth chats, truth or dare and various other games keep the boredom at bay and allow socialisation from the couch. There are some people who use omegle to promote there music and i've had several guys play me songs on the guitar!

      It's nice and fast and loads up within seconds.

      Ofcourse, it has its downside. The main one is the middle aged men and teenage boys who simply can't keep there bits to themselves and show them off for everyone to see via webcam. Another downside is the people who hurl abuse, but i simply disconnect the chats with these sorts of people and move on to the next person.

      I'd say 90% if not more of omegle is made up of willies. Another 5% is the videos. This is usually a rude or funny video. Some people just put up pictures instead of there webcams with headings such as 'show me your boobs!' The other 5 percent is normal people simply wanting a conversation.

      It takes ages to find someone who wants to talk and not simply want to see my bits, but once a decent person's found it's really fun! I've even met a gorgeous german guy on there (fluent in english) who i talk to on skype regulary, but he's nothing more than a pen-type friend as i have a boyfriend. I've also met a really nice american girl who's the same age as me and we're still in contact.

      I don't think it's right that there's no age check on omegle, but i never see children on there. I've seen a lot of young teenagers on there (13/14), which i think is a bit dodgy and needs addresing by omegle incase of grooming/paedophiles, however as there is an option to disconnect i suppose they view it as 'it's upto you if you talk to this person or not so we take no responsibility.'

      Overall it's not my favourite website and i don't use it alot due to the time it takes to find someone decent to talk to. I'd reccomend having a look and seeing if you like it, but not if you're offended by willies or are low in confidence due to the bullies on there. Good when you're bored but after half an hour it just gets samey.

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        10.06.2010 00:03
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        Chat website that is fun but not for children.

        Omegle.com is a website in which you can chat to complete strangers. It was created in 2009 by an 18 year old internet entrepreneur.

        On my quest to waste my life away procrastinating on the internet, I came across this nifty little website called Omegle, after hearing about it from reviews in dooyoo. It's slogan is "Talk to strangers", which is basically what you do. Recently they are testing a video chatting facility which requires a webcam, which I don't have. The website design is very plain and simple, and you are given the option to simply press the button chat and away you go!

        You are presented with a screen that has a text box at the bottom in which you type whatever it is you want to say. You can literally say anything, which makes this site unsafe for children. Indeed often in my experience the first thing that the "stranger" says is "gay male?" or "female", and if you answer no to this they will instantly disconnect. Being the internet websites of these nature are no doubt packed with perverts, I can only imagine what the video part of the site is like. So overall not recommended for children.

        The good thing is the chats load instantly, but sometimes its hard to get a good conversation. When you do though it is quite a fun, and you may find yourself revealing a lot more than you would expect. Since you know the chats are anonymous it sort of gives you a license to say what you want, giving out to strangers about your problems is oddly satisfying. I have had some really deep conversations on the website and found some really sound people, but of course they are only known as "stranger" to you, so you never really know who they might be. The person you are talking to could be on the other side of the world, or God forbid the other side of the office. the "people online" counter is nearly always just above 8000 so there is always someone to chat to immediately.

        Of course some devilish fun can be had, with or without friends by creating fake characters and getting into hilarious conversations, but be warned the "stranger" could easily be doing the exact same thing!

        Overall I think Omegle is a simple little website that can entertain you for a few minutes, but be warned can get strangely addictive.

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          05.06.2010 20:35
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          Good to have a laugh with, meet new friends!

          So, after I saw a recent review of the site omegle.com I was intrigued. I searched it in google and came up with a lot of good reviews, and the reviews on here were okay as well. So, I gave it a go...

          The concept is simple... The server loads and you are matched up with a random stranger. It could be anyone, anyplace, anything.

          When you first click onto the site it gives you the option to speak using a chat system (just plain text, nothing fancy) or video. The video option requires you to have a webcam.

          After much deliberation I decided to leave the camera out of it and i think it was the greatest decision i have made this year. I clicked on the 'text' option and got sent to a big white screen with

          'you are now chatting with a random stranger, say hi!'

          The conversation can go really well or just really disturbingly bad! Never have i lost so much faith in the human race at one time! Perhaps I am just as bad for visiting the site...That is something I am going to debate for a long time.

          I will give you an example of one of the conversations i have had...may add the only one that wasn't offensive or rude.

          Me: Hi
          Stranger: I Love You!
          You have disconnected

          Yes, i have disconnected! Of course I have disconnected... For starters this person could have been male or female, he/she didn't know if I was male or female. Another conversation involved two girls who were on a 'website' and would prefer to chat on there where you can see them on webcam. Another involved a mighty rude, i can only assume, teenager!

          So, i haven't had the best of luck on this site so far. Because it just randomly pairs you up with people it really is the luck of the draw...I have had a couple of 'normal' conversations though so it isn't all bad.

          Also, the concept to the website is a good idea. I just think it needs some tweaking here and there.

          I do suggest you try it for yourself because like i said it is luck of the draw as to who you are paired up with. And as for the video aspect, I don't think I will try it in the near future!

          xxx

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            11.05.2010 16:20
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            Good website to use. nothing special.... yet

            I think omegle is the most unique of all social networking websites.

            Omegle is a programme that allows two or three people speak to each other, however the catch is, you do not know who you are talking to. They are complete strangers. There are no pictures, or anything to know who your talking too. They could be on the other side of the globe for all you know.
            The site is an instant messenger, this means that you are talking/ typing to people in real time rather than it being like an internet based forum.

            Omegle launched in march 2009 and usually gets around 150000 views per day.

            There are plently of critiques of the website due to the fact it has almost no restrictions and therefore anyone can access it. including children which is bad considering its users are allowed to talk about pretty much anything.

            On my first time using the site I was speaking to someone who insisted on using abusive language and another that decided to say everything backwards (the latter not being so harmful).

            However with a few updates and changes like adding a few restrictions, i think that this site could be a big hitter.

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            16.04.2010 22:41
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            Avoid this site and put a block on it to stop children from logging on to it!!

            Omegle.

            Omegle seems to be the new craze , I say new , but the site was launched back in 2009, I think it is only really new due to the hits it has had.
            Anyway the website is basically a chat site, for talking to strangers and meeting new friends, you don't even have to fill out forms declaring your name age and email address, you simply go to the site and are greeted with a chat window.

            You are known basically as "You" and when there is someone to talk to they will show up as "Stranger" then you can chat away till your heat is content via typing or via video ,and you also have the option to disconnect at anytime.

            My Opinion on the site.
            Clearly not a lot of thought went in to this site when the creator Leif K-Brooks came up with the idea,
            I am not a big fan of chat sites mainly because of the issue of you do not who you are talking to and with this site there is no proof of who you are conversing with.
            We have all seen in the news the issue of the "Facebook" murder but at least there was the chance of catching the criminal , this site has nothing in place it simply is "You and Stranger".

            I did look at the site in length to establish if it is something i should set my setting to "Block" on basically because I have 3 daughters, and i can assure you that is where the site is , deeply nestled in the arms of security of my computer.

            I decided upon this basically because of this "Chats are completely anonymous, although there is nothing to stop you from revealing personal details if you would like " this was taken from the site and should send anyone off to do the same, there is nothing in place to stop anyone claiming to be something they are not. I found the message on the site a little worrying considering we constantly tell children , in fact we tell friends of the same age as us to never reveal anything to anyone online, then you have a site saying you that you can!

            With this site I will stick to the age old saying of "Never talk to strangers" and avoiding it all together. and if there is some sort of Internet police out there then they should consider getting the site to get some sort of I.D for users in place. because just logging on and talking to a complete stranger can land someone in serious trouble.

            This however might be a site for people whom have no friends and no care in the world of what happens to themselves! otherwise Avoid like the plague!

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              16.04.2010 20:13
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              Unique chat site

              Omegle.com is a site that I had to review just because I was impressed with the ease and simplicity of the idea. Omegle is a form of "stranger" chat that was the brainchild of an 18 year old in 2009.

              I'd never heard of it before - these days my internet usage is limited to a bit of blogging, reading news and dooyoo. I was in fact under the impression that online chatting was pretty much a thing of the past and that social networking sites had taken over. One day I saw one of my colleagues playing around on the site though and enquired about it.

              The site has a blue and orange layout and loads up insanely quickly, immediately pairing you (whose name will always remain you) with another user (stranger), this could be anyone from any walk of life and if the person is not to your liking or if you're bored of them, a single click will pair you up with someone else.

              In some ways it reminds me of very early chat but there's basically no boundaries and no filters, so certainly not the ideal place for a child to hangout. Onilne chatting doesn't really appeal to me but on an uneventful day a couple of us may well gather around the computer and create a completely false character, such as the legendary Magnus the Swedish dentist.

              If you just turn up for a laugh, you could create some hillarious situations but I've got a feeling some people might take the site a tad seriously!

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              28.01.2010 00:53
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              OMEGLE!

              After reading a review of this website here on dooyoo I decided to give it a go for myself, mainly because I was extremely bored and I had nothing better to do and I wasnt tired enough to sleep. I dont usually go on chatrooms because usually I have better things to do and I find that when i do go on one they are full of spammers or sex pests so I was expecting the same from this site. And to be honest I was about half right.

              Is It Easy?
              This couldnt be simpler to use, you dont have to sign up or download anything you simply click one button and then you are chatting with a random stranger. None of your details are disclosed to anyone you talk to but Omegle does say if you wish you can tell any stranger anything about yourself (although I dont really advise that.)

              The site is really easy to navigate because you only have to click one button for whatever you do so the site itself could not be simpler.

              Being Paired:
              As soon as you click the "talk with a stranger" button you are almost instantly paired with a random stranger who could be any age or from any part of the country which does sound great in theory because you could have some wonderful and interesting conversations on this site.

              Unfortunately about 80% of the people I have been paired with are either spammers or looking for cyber-sex which is a bit annoying as it does take a while just to find a person who wants a chat because they are bored like you.

              If a person is annoying you or sending you spam links you do ahve an option to disconnect the chat at any time you like and that completely severs all ties to that stranger. And I dont think Ive ever been paird with the same "stranger! twice.
              I ahd someone disconnect me the other day just because I am from Birmingham! Whats wrong with brummies? Lol

              Having said that I have had a few decent chats with people on Omegle, I kind of like the thought of talking to someone who could be someone you walk past on the street every day and you would never know so when you ahve one of those conversations it is a pretty good site. Its the sex pest etc that annoy me. Which unfortunately is about 80% of the people on the site.

              Overall Opinion:
              This is a great site in theory but in reality it just doesnt really work. Its really good fun sometimes if your really bored but after about 15 minutes it gets boring, it is good fun taking the p!iss back with the sex pests and the weirdos though, you can turn the tables on them and make them feel uncomfortable. A good site to kill time on but not much else really, your lucky if you get paired with a decent person because conversation is not this sites strong point!

              Thanks For Reading

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              19.01.2010 19:40
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              Gets boring very easily

              Omegle seems to be the latest craze... or so it seems in my group of friends. It is basically a internet site in which you are paired with a random stranger and you can just talk to them. A basic concept with great scope but many flaws.

              The site is extremely plain and simple to use. Upon clicking on their main page, they have the instructions on there with a button, and pressing it initiates your first chat! It is completely anonymous and you can divulge as much or as little as you like. Seeing the popularity of this amongst my friend group, I decided to give it a go.

              Having heard from my friends what convos were like, I expected the worst, but my first conversation turned out to be extremely interesting. I was paired with this girl from Michigan and we just talked and talked, and it was extremely sociable and fun. To be able to open up to a random stranger and just talk about different things was really good... The conversation lasted 45 minutes after which she had to leave for a lesson...

              After this conversation my expectations soared, which was obviously not met. 90% of "strangers" want Cybersex or are there to piss others off. I mean, when I am paired with such person, I turn my wit on and make the tables turn and get THEM really uncomfortable... but for those who would just prefer avoiding further communication, there is a disconnect button.

              The service is extremely quick and you are paired with new people almost instantly. Although just as quick as you get a new person, the conversation can end as the other can disconnect. A majority of conversations I've had lasted no more than one minute...

              There are pros and cons to this service. A small minority are extremely sociable and normal people who just want to chat, whilst a large minority are there for cyber sex, to which I say "No Thank you!"

              Such a service really vexes me sometimes... to be given the opportunity to just be someone completely different... you really DON'T know who you are talking to. They could say so much about themselves but is that really who they are? We could be passing these people we talk to on the street on a daily basis and not know it.

              Simple put, this is a social service for those people who just want to have a quick chat... or for others, to go on and piss people off, and for many, to engage in cyber sex. Whatever you choose to do, Omegle could be the platform for you to do it. Personally, the hype quickly dies, as it is NOT fun to be misleading/pissing someone who is also not genuine (or also there to piss someone off) and the small minority there to actually chat are a rare occurrence.

              Omegle COULD become something big, but the great majority who abuse this just makes this a complete joke and a wild playground for cyber sex and spam.

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