We posted the link to Hacker News on Saturday night. Five minutes later, the data was loaded into a hosted dashboard on RJMetrics and returning the results you see below.In under two hours, we received 10,770 photo assessments from 1,012 distinct IP addresses. Before we get to the data, we should point out the uncontrolled inputs that could be skewing these results: As you might expect, you’re most likely to encounter a solo male in any given chat session. Interestingly, 11% showed no person at all while only 9% showed a solo female.
Here are a few highlights from our findings: Thanks to RJMetrics, the analysis was easy.
Getting the data, however, was a bit of a challenge.
This analysis excludes cams where age could not be estimated.
As you might expect, most people were young adults (about 70%). Female-only groups were “Teen or Younger” 65% of the time, while groups of males were “Teens or Younger” only 36% of the time.
So, we decided compile the data ourselves by leveraging Chatroulette Map, some scrappy programming, and a passionate tech community.