Chat with strangers for sex
Today, we came across a scary Twitter thread by a woman whose friend received more than 50 calls in an hour from random strangers asking for phone sex (you can follow the thread here).Her phone number had been put on to ‘New Friends for Whats App’, an app that essentially provides random strangers with a list of numbers they can call when they’re “feeling lonely”.
Using Chatible is as simple as messaging the bot, waiting for it to reply with a button that will match you with an anonymous chatter and facilitate the conversation.
And with chatting, the option for anonymity and fun screennames was key, moreso because every conversation kicked off with a query of “age/sex/location? So it’s no surprise that apps that let you talk with total strangers reignite the appeal of the early internet.
Some of these apps let you chat with strangers based on interests, or indicate some cursory biographical points up front, but the majority, like Chatible, appear to prefer the stranger toss-up.
The woman who started the Twitter thread said that the calls were basically for phone sex, and her unsuspecting friend’s number was put on the app under the name of Priya. https://t.co/I44ibm1XAG pic.twitter.com/7AFK4qu XAS — arunmcops (@arunmcops) February 24, 2017 It turns out that the comments on the app’s page seem to all be from men (of course, they seem furious because they say that none of the numbers on the app’s register seem to work).
New Friends or Whats App describes itself as an app that will “bring you a lot of fun and entertainment — for free! Never mind that a random stranger else doesn’t want to talk to another random stranger. The app’s description says, “We’ve got ladies who submitted their numbers to us”, and that the ratio of women’s numbers to men’s numbers is about 60 percent to 40 percent.
Joanne Berry, of Grove Park, south-east London, posed online asking for a ‘fantasy rape’ – but sent men to another woman’s home.