Tag: Chatroulette

Why AirTime Is Struggling: The Science of Video Chat

Airtime is the latest venture of Napster co-creators and entrepreneur superstars Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning.  However, just four months into their video chat foray, and these masterminds are floundering in the same snafu that has muddled many a great mind since even before the first public videophone was developed in 1936. The key reason:…

Airtime Launch Demo Nightmares – due to Flash

Airtime was launched on Tuesday by the founders of Napster – Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning. This Chatroulette-inspired random video chat service seems to have piqued the curiosity of even Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The event was filled with celebrities, but with so much fanfare, 2 years of work, and…

The Flash brick wall

Here’s an interesting article on Techcrunch about Chatroulette V2. Just a quick note: I love the Chatroulette concept – it addresses an addictive side of human nature. Their success finally landed them into the Flash scalability nightmare. Pretty much all the social video conferencing tools are build on Flash (rounds, tokbox,…