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The couple then edited the best and worst reactions into a 10-minute video art piece titled "No Fun." (Or as Iggy Pop once sang, "No fun to hang around.") History lessens Invented nine months ago by a 17-year-old Russian, Chatroulette engages both voyeuristic and exhibitionist tendencies that are not without precedent in the pre-Internet age.I've never met any of them before, and I'll never see any of them again. What's reassuring — but also maybe a little unsettling — is that, at this same moment, a ridiculous number of people are doing exactly the same thing: Going to chatroulette.com, clicking yes to their webcams being activated, and pressing a button to be connected face-to-face with the first in a series of complete strangers.According to a recent New Yorker article, is racking up a daily average of more than 1 million discrete users. Some online commentators are already sounding Chatroulette's death knell." "100." I tell him this is for a newspaper in Colorado Springs, home to Ted Haggard. When I explain about New Life, he mentions that he and his wife are going to Durham Evangelical Church in the morning. "I understand that most abuse is perpetrated by people children already know," he says.I ask what his wife thinks of him being on Chatroulette. "Moreover, it is uncommon for a child to meet up with a stranger.