Chatroulette Mysteriously Disappears

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After bursting onto the scene with much fanfare earlier this year, Chatroulette lost its buzz pretty rapidly, retreating into pop-cultural obscurity faster than you can say "tamagotchi." Now, without any notice, it’s gone entirely. The site has been down since Sunday night, with this strange message posted on the homepage: “The experiment #1 is over now. Thanks for participating. Renewed and updated version of the website will be launched shortly.” At this point, it's anybody's guess what "experiment #2" will look like, when it will be revealed, and — most importantly — whether the site's “parade of penises” will be preserved. [Gawker]