Omegle shutting down

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See the full text at https://omegle.com

Well, a little bit of the old internet dies again. I wasn't aware of the legal battle surrounding it until now, but it seems to me that it's pure nonsense. Still, legal affairs of this kind are more about who can afford the lawyers for long enough, apparently.

Did you use Omegle? I remember visiting it in high school, but nothing exciting happened to me. If you have any anecdotes, please share. It's a nice way to remember a site like this
 
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I never really cared about omegle, went on it a few times when it first blew up, saw some unsolicited dicks and guys having wanks, just turned it off and never bothered going back.

Imagine being such a fucking internet pussyclart that your reaction to seeing da bad fings online is to cry and sue about it, fucking hell.
 
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never used it, i just assumed it was incredibly awful to be on due to the amount of toxic clips i've seen from it
 
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Omegle was fun like 5% of the time. It had a decent resurgence during the pandemic but it was still mostly horny ass indian dudes looking for bob/vagene.
I did manage to get a Kazakhstani model to say the n word once, that was fun
 

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Every now and then we used to go on Omegle as a group of 5-7 in the dorm's media common area to try and fuck with people. Mainly just horny Indian guys tho. God I miss 2016.

Is there anything more to the omegle shutdowns then just vague lawsuits? The wording of the announcement reminds me of the dodgy rhetoric liveleak was giving during their shutdown.
 
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Hahahahahaha, what a fun time with omegle. We would always be so edgy on there, saying "GAYmer word", faggot and making people cry, up until they used that wireshark program on my ass and knew my IP. Then realized I could use a VPN and also do it myself. Night after night went on it, made some friends, some I even still talk to. It was a fun site. Not always, even going on a tag "4chan" was hilarious. It was always horny stuff though, everyone used to do "lesbian" to look for half-naked girls and hope to convert them to show their boobies. Horny little bastards everyone was
 
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I can't say Omegle or any site with its model of random webcam connection has ever made any sense to me. I tried going on there to advertise my comics to people around 2018, and was immediately banned for some dumb infraction of their rules against advertising. When a site is more angry about you promoting a perfectly innocent product via the Internet (which is meant to serve as a vessel of commerce) than it is about borderline illegal content, that's a pretty good sign it's not a site worth using

Plus, my computer now doesn't even have a webcam, so I couldn't go on there if I wanted to
 
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When a site is more angry about you promoting a perfectly innocent product via the Internet (which is meant to serve as a vessel of commerce) than it is about borderline illegal content, that's a pretty good sign it's not a site worth using
Look at this little capitalist here.
Man, this is freaking amazing. Bet you'd fit right in with that crowd of people that tried to monetize mods.

I mean, for real, another piece of the old web went into the heavenly circuits, and this guy here says it didn't matter because it didn't let him advertise his stuff. Pff. Ridiculous.
 
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never used it but can anybody tell me if it warns you that the content you'd see was possibly 18+ beforehand?
if so this feels especially dumb
 

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Look at this little capitalist here.
Man, this is freaking amazing. Bet you'd fit right in with that crowd of people that tried to monetize mods.

I mean, for real, another piece of the old web went into the heavenly circuits, and this guy here says it didn't matter because it didn't let him advertise his stuff. Pff. Ridiculous.
The old web, to the best of my knowledge, was mostly used as a means of free trade by average, independent Internet users who would send each other stuff as opposed to advertisers who can afford to plaster unavoidable trailers for Argylle or whatever everywhere. When you stop people from utilizing the power of the Internet to freely advertise their cool new song or book or whatever, all you're left with are ads for Oreos, or people flashing their genitals, as was the case on Omegle. If seeing an unsolicited penis really does constitute a sacred part of the Internet you treasure highly, then go off, I guess, but as a Gen Z asexual I can't say I understand the appeal
 
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never used it but can anybody tell me if it warns you that the content you'd see was possibly 18+ beforehand?
if so this feels especially dumb
Like, see for yourself: https://web.archive.org/web/20200220182449/https://www.omegle.com/

The old web, to the best of my knowledge, was mostly used as a means of free trade by average, independent Internet users who would send each other stuff as opposed to advertisers
You do realise that sending each other stuff and running active products/services biz are two entirely different things? I suspect you don't, that's why your post is such a mess.
Like, check it out: me sending a bunch of random songs from the 80's to a couple of users in PM is a "free trade by average, independent Internet user".
You obnoxiously sticking your videos into every second post with or without reason and adding "Subscribe!" to your signature is advertisement.
Arguably, every user who has filled in a "Website" field in his profile is running a little ad here, but let me say that I find it quite crucial that there is to be an aforementioned product/service behind an advertisement to make it a proper advertisement in a commercial sense of the word. And out of dozens of user sites I've clicked on, yours is the only one that actually actively tries to sell something.
And given how persistent and bold you are with sticking your stuff into the other people's feed, I'm quite frankly not surprised at all that Omegle banned you.

In two words, one more time: "free trade" of the old web is pretty much piracy. Trying to sell your stuff for money and promoting your product is advertisement. Dig?

but as a Gen Z asexual
Please, stop. I believe you are a LARPing troll, really. Otherwise you are just a walking, talking, live stereotype. If I've had a bingo card, you'd fill all the fields already, starting with "I don't believe in God" and "I support LGBT", and now ending with this. Man, you... you can't be real.
 
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