Some commentators say the website is a throwback to the heady early days of the web and the first experimental chatrooms.
You then have the choice of either chatting to them or disconnecting and being matched with another user from around the globe.
Hal Niedzviecki, author of 'The Peep Diaries', said: 'Chatroulette is stark because it feels like television.
Omegle Chat with Strangers offers anonymity that helps reinforce people by presenting an atmosphere that lets individuals state what their actual feelings are and not get worried about the way others perceive it.
There is an Omegle Blog Omegle also has a blog that’s dedicated to the website.
It's like sitting in front of the TV flipping channels, except the people are real.'Parents will likely be horrified by the idea their children can connect face to face with strangers in their bedrooms.
Despite a disclaimer on the front page that states you have to be 16 years of age to enter, there is no way of enforcing this.Recently there have been cases of Jo Public finding themselves face to face with celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Kelly Osbourne.One American actor called TJ Miller, even flew out two girls from Liverpool to the set of the new Yogi Bear film in New Zealand after meeting them through the website.On the right is a larger text box where you chat via typed messages. Our first match was with a teenage girl, who hid her face under long lank brown hair.Trying to be friendly we introduced ourselves but it was soon clear it was going to be an awkward encounter.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.