” And the roulette aspect of the site lent itself perfectly to the music improvisation format.
Of course, Merton also had to be talented and quick on his feet to make this work.
Two questions for you: Update: You Tube pulled Merton’s first video when it reached around 4.5 million views.
But I, along with a lot of online marketing people, thought it was a flash-in-the-pan novelty site with no possible self-promotion value.
Well, my view of that unraveled once I saw this You Tube video of a piano-playing musician named Merton.
He does a wonderful and hilarious job of improvising songs based on the people he’s randomly connected with.
It’s the latest web site to create a major buzz in a very short period of time.
In a nutshell, Chat Roulette allows anyone with a webcam to log on and randomly be connected live with other people on the site one by one.
In six days it racked up one and a half MILLION views.
Coverage on Mashable, the Huffington Post, and many other web sites has certainly fueled Merton’s sudden burst of exposure.
If you can be the first person to do something funny and cool with a new site or gadget that is creating a buzz, you will be rewarded.
Also, use what’s given to you and don’t be blinded by tunnel-vision.