A platform of very peculiar use and that was not even remembered by users is back in times of pandemic of the new coronavirus . It’s Bazoocam , an online text or video chat service that is random – that is, you are placed face to face with someone from anywhere in the world with the webcam on. According to The New York Times , the platform is experiencing a new and unusual peak of popularity thanks to younger digital influencers, who have not caught the peak of services like Omegle and Chatroulette, which has a very similar operation. Videos of web celebrities on YouTube , Instagram and TikTok visiting Omegle and reacting to chats are increasingly common, at least in the United States. The post “Making my birthday party on Omegle” , emma chamberlain, has surpassed three million views, while “Strangers on Omegle choosing my makeup” , James Charles, could triple that.
As the content displayed in the chat is not always pleasant and there are a lot of adult images, these images are often hidden in the edition and the highlight will stop the faces and jokes of the content creators.
Omegle chat is free and you don’t need an application to operate on your PC or mobile phone. However, the company says that, despite moderation, many unwanted images appear on the screen and even sexual predators frequent the platform with some frequency.
Bazoocam video chat is moderate. However, moderation is not perfect. You can still find people who misbehave. They are solely responsible for their own behavior,” says a notice on the official service page.