"Video is not boring," it is dynamic and useful as social medium, says seventeen year-old Andrey Ternovskiy, the creator of the international phenomenon Chatroulette.
The site allows strangers to randomly meet others via Web-cam in real time. It is one of the most successful uses of video in social media.
I caught up with Andrey earlier today at the TechCrunch Discrupt conference where he was a panelist.
It was the Moscovite's second trip to the United States. The modest teen attributes the success of Chatroulette to the viral nature of the Internet. As far as the commercialization of the site, he was mum.
Andrey's identity was secret for several months until he was named in February in The New York Times.
This video was originally published on Beet.TV.
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