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.
Now, a new Facebook Messenger bot attempts to recreate that stranger-induced high with Chatible, which facilitates a random conversation between anonymous parties.
Like most chatbots, a big part of Chatible’s appeal is that it’s already incorporated into a platform you already know.
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.
It reportedly told users that ‘my China dream is to go to America’, screenshots posted on social networking site Weibo suggest.
Baby Q is a more information-based bot, whereas Xiao Bing is described as ‘lively, open and sometimes a little mean’ by Turing Robot.