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Mutual friend chat roulette

Chat roulette, on Facebook, with strangers with whom you have a mutual friend
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What do you get when you cross Chat Roulette (http://www.chatroulette.com) with the power of Facebook? A lot of interesting conversations.

I think it would be really interesting if someone created a Facebook app that randomly connects mutual friends (that aren't direct friends). Aside from the random gossip that might happen around that connecting friend, the conversations could be interesting.

Think about everytime you're on an airplane, or waiting in line, and find out that the person next to you knows someone you do. You might be able to achieve that with Chat Roulette for Facebook

stevenzee, Sep 30 2010


       This could solve the problem Chatroulette (so I've heard) ran into where the lowest common denominator tends to drive out those interested in more serious conversation. More elegant than penis-recognition software. [+] I mean, you probably wouldn't expect mutual displays of genitalia within seconds of first meeting someone if they were a friend of a friend. Or would you? Kids today, I just don't ... <wanders off, muttering>
mouseposture, Oct 01 2010

       <bitter>Okay, if you're like me, you have a few facebook friends that you actually hate. There'll be a chance of you winding up with one of their douchebag friends.</bitter>
DrWorm, Oct 01 2010

       That could actually work out really well. If you hate your "friends" and their "friends" hate them, on the principle of my enemy's enemy is my friend, you could get on really well with them while planning some kind of pincer movement strategy to gaslight them or hire a contract killer.
nineteenthly, Oct 02 2010

       [DrWorm] Has a point... Both parties should be signed up to the deal, and the unfriendship should be temporary with an option to make more permanent if you actually get on
Dub, Oct 02 2010


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