Chat sites are a lot like old U.S. mining towns. Some of those towns flourished and became metropolises, while others simply withered to become ghost towns.
Chathopper falls into the later category. It has become a relic of its former self. What was once a bustling community of chatters has now become a deserted platform. Occasionally, you can get a glimpse of some lone chatter who stumbled onto the site. But you would probably have to put in a lot of blank screen time to find them.
Although the cause of chatting migrations isn’t really understood, the effect is obvious. If you listen closely enough while on Chathopper you can hear the electronic static that has replace the voices of a vibrant community.
Chathopper labels its roulette chat, Stranger 2.0 Chat, as an anomymous web chat service. And although the claim of anonymity may be some what dubious, it’s still an enjoyable site.
Chathopper gets a positive score for their dashboard layout. The start button and text field are conviently located. Additionally, the owners have limited their advertisements to just one section of ads at the top of the screen. And the lack of a report button also make this a commendable site.
But the greatest feature of any chatroulette sites is its users. Chathopper rarely has any users. According to the sites Facebook Like widget, only 6,227 people have liked Chathopper. Some of those users are clearly duplicate accounts. Also, like other competing chat sites, they have inflated their current user statistics to an unbelievable 10,000 current active useres.
Sadly, in a desperate attempt to draw in more users, the site has included a games feature page. This is a big failure.
Still, there are worse sites to visit. With some luck you might find enough people on the site to make it interesting.