According to the creator:
"Omegle is a brand-new service for meeting new friends. When you use Omegle, we pick another user at random and let you have a one-on-one chat with each other. Chats are completely anonymous, although there is nothing to stop you from revealing personal details if you would like."
I gotta say, I did this earlier and it's a little bit fun but mostly creepy. I can see how this could take off but the name doesn't have a cool ring to it. And there's no pictures, which some people might like, but I think if it had a cooler name, it would stand a really good chance of becoming the next big Internet thing as people seem to love this sort of stuff.
I tried it out and this is the conversation I had on there earlier:
Connecting to server...So that was that. Although the potential for all kind foolishness is obvious, I can see how people will eventually be using this to network, get laid or lure people into the cave in thier living room floor, so check it out if you're into that sort of thing.
Looking for someone you can chat with. Hang on.
You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
You: are you a random stranger?
Stranger: are YOU a random stranger?!?
You: this is random...stranger.
You have disconnected.
And as always, when this blows up, remember you heard about it here.
For more information, check out the Omegle Blog