First came Facebook, which connects you with close friends and school mates you don't really talk to anymore.
Then came Twitter where you could 'follow' and be followed by complete strangers.
Some commentators say the website is a throwback to the heady early days of the web and the first experimental chatrooms.
For my part I hope we have learned to be more cynical and less trusting since then.
After an hour we closed down the system, somewhat drained by the effort of making small-talk with people we had never met before.
The experience of being beamed into a stranger's bedroom feels intrusive and unsettling and has worrying implications for teenagers who are more used to sharing personal information on the web.
Still reeling from our first experience we were next confronted with a large red sign that asked 'Want to see me naked? His English wasn't good and we resorted to a Spanish dictionary to communicate.
He said it was 25C where he was, we replied it was raining in the UK. Our last link-up of the evening was with two carpenters in their twenties who said they lived in Jylland in Denmark. Again the conversation was mundane - it turns out it's snowing in Scandinavia.
She helped me by taking my man clothes and piling them neatly on the couch. Then I carefully pulled my first stocking up my leg.
Don't open the package yet." I did and turned my camera on as expected. First put your lingerie on." Even though I have done sexual acts with Denise and she had seen my penis and me in lacy underthings, it felt awkward to change with her there. With Denise there watching me, I got semi-erect almost right away as I touched this first piece of my lingerie. I pulled the second one up my leg and was relieved to see that it was still good. Part of me still felt awkward to have those feelings. I felt awkward standing there in front of Denise, in front of the camera, wearing only pink lingerie. As Denise was handing me my shirt, I saw that Naughty typed something.
I decided to try out the service for myself and see what the fuss was about...
Armed with a friend and a large mug of tea I logged on and nervously entered the chat room. There are two boxes on the left side of the page for the webcam feeds - one for you and one for your 'partner'.
The website also claims obscene material will not be tolerated but countless users have reported being exposed to shots of men performing obscene acts in front of the screen.