Well, that didn’t take very long: Just hours after Apple announced that its videochat service FaceTime was expanding from the iPhone 4 and 4th-gen iPod Touch to Mac OS X computers, someone — namely, programmer Zach Holman — has created an Chatroulette-like service that connects FaceTime users with random other FaceTime users. Dubbed Facelette, Holman promises that it will “[make] the internet way more stupid.” Also, he whipped it up in about an hour.
The site randomly displays a link to another user’s FaceTime account info: Click it and you’ll be on call with them.
Note that as it exists right now, privacy is virtually nonexistent: Holman recommends “open[ing] FaceTime.app, go into File => Preferences, and create a new email address for this. You’ll have to confirm it, so make sure it’s not a complete phoney. lol.” If you do not do this, people will be able to easily harvest your email address, so this step is no joke.
Privacy tl;dr: you’re submitting your stuff publicly, so watch out. But Facelette will absolutely protect your info otherwise.
With these privacy reminders in mind, click here to try it out.
Have a tip we should know? [email protected]