/// Airtime is Using Custom Technologies to Ensure Live Video Chat Safety
Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning have created a social network that enables the fastest live video chatting on the web, and they’re using customized technology including face and luminosity detection to monitor user behavior and avoid the infamous indecency of its predecessor Chatroulette.
The San Francisco based company boasts the latest video technology to connect people through common interests and shared content. There’s no program to download – a user video chats directly from their web browser by logging in with their Facebook account and using a webcam. The platform allows live content sharing, anything from YouTube videos to news links.
Chats between friends are always private and are not monitored by Airtime. However, when participating in what the social network calls a “matched call” with someone who appears to have similar interests, Airtime takes screenshots periodically and runs them through an automated review process to flag any lewd behavior.
Our take – Airtime has simplified and purified the live video chatting experience. It’s possible the company is laying the ground work for a new wave of social networks based on a video platform rather than text sharing. New technology continues to evolve our means of communication.
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