Airtime is a chat site, or I guess more accurately, a Chatroulette-style random video chat Facebook app, that started out with a whole lot of fanfare and then basically fizzled immediately. Everyone thought it would do ridiculously well because it had famous people working on it such as Sean Parker from Facebook and Shawn Fanning from Napster, and it also had famous investors like Justin Timberlake and so on, but no, it failed, and miserably at that. So yea, I’m not sure if I’d even recommend checking it out anymore, because it has so few people on it these days, but I’ll get into a little more detail anyway.
Basically, since it’s a Facebook app, you can forget about your anonymity, and I feel like that first and foremost is what led to Airtime’s demise. When people go on a random chat site they don’t want to have to worry about being identified, they don’t want to feel like they’re being spied on, they don’t want people to watch their every move – they want to feel free and able to act out or do whatever! The loss of that feeling seems to really hurt Airtime, more so than I think anyone really expected to be honest. However, I should say that the one major plus side to their system is that you don’t have to worry much about seeing people get naked and other junk like that, so for that reason I guess it still might be worth checking out, at least assuming there is anyone online to chat with. You can visit Airtime at www.airtime.com. Update: Site no longer exists.