Video chat nudity
The end result is a pretty simple video chat experience that revives a lot of the randomized fun of Chatroulette, except without all the penises.
Airtime, like many other services launching recently, requires only a Facebook account, a browser with Adobe Flash, and a webcam to work.
And in the end, it will be more useful than Chatroulette because it will likely stay reasonably free of penises.
Or is that the fun of Chatroulette — that you never know what's coming?
It's simple to report someone as abusive if they start stripping or cursing at you, and since Airtime is tied to your Facebook account (and not an IP address), the company will have a much easier time moderating and banning users.
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On the whole, Airtime video chats seem to be better quality than those on Google , and about on par with a Face Time call over a decent connection.
The service's user interface is composed of three panes: the leftmost pane contains video of you, the middle pane contains the person you're chatting with, and the rightmost pane is a familiar-looking buddy list that includes everybody you're friends with on Facebook.
People online in Airtime are highlighted at the top of the buddy list with "play" arrows next to them.
If you're finished chatting, you can either add the person you chatted with to your Airtime buddy list, end the call, or click "Next" to move on to another random person.
There's also a mysterious Star button between chat windows that lets you reward your video chat partner's antics with "Achievement" points that live at the bottom of your Airtime profile.