Chatroulette uses seven high-end servers all located in Frankfurt, Germany. The application uses Adobe Flash Player, and the RTMFP peer-to-peer technology acquired from Amicima and introduced in Flash Player 10.0.
Ternovsky chose the name " Chatroulette" after watching The Deer Hunter, a 1978 film set in the Vietnam War in which prisoners of war are forced to play Russian roulette.
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In addition, you will have a friend’s list attached to your Wow Chat account which allows you to add friends that you make on the website.
Whenever you’re online at the same time as one of your added friends, you will be able to see that on your friend’s list.
Not only that, it gives people a chance to visually see who they are chatting with so that no one can mispresent themselves.