COMMON GROUND WITH A STRANGER

There seems to be a trend in reaching out to strangers. New phenomenon “Chat Roulette” is a way to video, microphone or text chat to strangers from every corner of the world that has technology. If you’re not pleased with the person you are talking to, press “Next” and you are connected to another totally random person. What sorts of things can come from this? Nudity, for one thing. But this could prove a valuable medium for sociological research. Can this new way of connecting with strangers bring about a greater degree of global dialogue? Since people are in the comforts of their own home, it seems they might be more willing to ‘let loose’.

Below is a video that shows the local, face to face connection between strangers. It is an act of creative philanthropy, something (somewhat) recently discussed in an NYTimes article, Seeing How Far $100 Can Go. Peep the video, read the article, it just may inspire you to interact with strangers in ways you hadn’t thought of.

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