Many users of Chatroulette have taken creative approaches to using the site that connects you with a random stranger (see previous post: Chatroulette Game, If You Turn Your Head I Win). However Kale Stedman has taken it to a new level of meta when interacting with strangers.
Rather than sending her own webcam video, she took the stream of her chat partner and mirrored it back to them. Since there’s a slight delay when connecting video streams she was able to capture people’s responses when they saw themselves. She took several hours of these reactions and condensed them down into the 4 minute video above. However surprise and smiles weren’t the only reactions, also check out the appropriately titled “head bop” and “hands” videos she compiled.