Omegle is the inventor of the “random chat” (also known as “roulette chat”) niche. Before Omegle, other chatting services obviously existed, and there may have been some programs that sort of allowed you to randomly connect to another person on an instant messenger such as AOL or whatever, but it was never really utilized on a sustainable popular level nor framed in a way that really created a new category of chatting. Thus, as far as I’m concerned, Omegle gets credit for creating a ridiculously awesome category for chatting online. And yes, they came into existence well before Chatroulette, so don’t even go there.
Anyway, as should be expected of the pioneer in a specific popular niche, Omegle is hugely popular, and with popularity comes a better user experience as with most social sites. There have to be enough people to makes things interesting, and Omegle has this aspect covered. But, they don’t stop there. Omegle started with only a text chat version, then added video chat to keep up with Chatroulette, and then went another step further by adding something called “spy mode”. Spy mode allows you to pose a question and watch as two other users argue over the correct answer, or just blather off topic for hours, you never really know what you’re going to get. But, as with all roulette sites, not knowing what will happen is a big part of the intrigue that keeps users coming back. After all, who doesn’t want to shake things up a bit? You can visit Omegle at www.omegle.com.