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  • Omegle brings randomness to online socialising
  • Omegle brings randomness to online socialising
    Ahmad Kartubi (2018) ©

Omegle brings randomness to online socialising

People are flocking to Omegle, a site that pairs users randomly for video and text chat. Even as modes of pandemic-friendly socialising are mastered, people are missing the random interactions of everyday life, and platforms like Omegle are recreating that element of chance.



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