Voyeurism Goes Mainstream?

April 23, 2010

The New York Times describes it as the latest online phenomenon.

TheNew York Timesdescribes it as the latest online phenomenon...a social website that your patients may be using. Created only a few months ago, Chatroulette (appropriately named because it’s like a game of social roulette), allows you to “meet” and chat-via a webcam-with a succession of strangers who are also logged on to the site from all over the world. You get to see them-- and they get to see you. Nick Bilton of the Times likens Chatroulette to “speed dating with thousands of strangers-some clothed, some not.” Because no registration is required to use www.chatroulette.com, users can surf incognito.

 

For more on the interface between psychiatry and social networking:

Maintaining Professional Boundaries in a Facebook World (Podcast)

http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/podcasts/content/article/10168/1552718

 

Twitter and YouTube: Unexpected Consequenes of the Self-Esteem Movement

http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/display/article/10168/1467756?pageNumber=1

 

E-Psychiatry: Using Web-Based Communications to Connect With Patients

http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/careers/content/article/10168/1519675