Cat entertains the masses on Chatroulette
Posted on February 26, 2010 under Industry News
Chatroulette.com has become an international phenomenon where individuals are paired at random and communicate through a webcam. While this has largely been a human pastime, one Brooklyn-based cat is getting in on the action, and has entertained more than 70,000 people.
Becca Laurie and Andy Silva launched Catroulette, which is a site dedicated to screen shots of their beloved cat, Duck, who has been entertaining users on Chatroulette by either playing with toys or doing tricks, according to CNET.com.
Users can click to see Duck’s owners providing her with pet care and playing with her to get a response.
"Once we discovered Chatroulette, we were intrigued, but we didn’t want to get in front of the camera ourselves," Laurie told the news provider. "Almost immediately, we made the connection – not only that chat equals cat in French [but that] since Duck entertains us every night, we thought we would see if she could entertain people on Chatroulette."
Duck has been getting a lot of media attention. Perez Hilton has taken to Twitter to talk about the feline, and website BoingBoing.net has featured Duck’s story.