It’s been a while since I’ve made a post and I decided I’d come back and make a post, especially since I’ve been sick and I feel like I’m going to pass out if I do anything more than get up and go to the bathroom. I went to the chat website Omegle.
I went to my favorite section, the questions section. Sometimes I answer questions, but today, I decided to ask some questions. My questions were simple, and people enjoyed them. Then I started asking this:
Four questions: How old are you? What country are you from? Are you male, or female? And how much do you weigh?
They’re not hard to answer, just be honest, it’s a completely anonymous chat, unless you choose to reveal personal information. I thought by asking such a question, I’d bring people together, they’d realize they have something in common, and start talking. I didn’t realize I’d be stirring up so much trouble asking four simple questions.
The people answering gave me answers, such as, “I’m a unicorn,” and “I’m from Japan, I’m 99 years old and I weigh 570LBS!” I’d have to work harder to get the results I desired. It’s a simple survey type thing I was doing, why not try to figure out what country uses Omegle the most, what gender, what age, and weight, just for fun. I received the most interesting results from the gender, and weight. The reason the gender surprised me is because I didn’t realize how many females actually used the website. I took the answers of around 80 people, and nearly half of them were female.
I was surprised with the weight because there were so many people that did NOT want to reveal their weight, no matter what. I was cursed out for asking weight, I was told “ladies never reveal their weight,” and things like that. Most of the people declining to give their weight were female. In fact, all except for two of the 17 that declined to give their weight were female.
This isn’t a full list, but these are some of the responses I got from people.
13 Female Canada, said to never ask a girl’s weight.
26 Male Norway, around 70KG
13 Female United States, 100LBS (Actually said California as her country)
18 Male Canada, 165LBS
17 Male United States, 178LBS
18 Female United States, 90LBS
14 Female United States, 120LBS (This one also said California as her country)
19 Male United States, 160LBS
30 Male United States, 200LBS
16 Female United States, responded with “asking ppl their weight is RUDE and you should be ashamed”
25 Male Norway, 58KG
17 Female United States, 125LBS (This one said Texas as her country)
21 Male United States, 170LBS
18 Female United States, 162LBS
27 Male United States, 215LBS
20 Male United States, 190LBS
20 Female United States, said “none of ur business”
15 Female United States, does not say weight.
18 Male United States, 160LBS
17 Female United States, 205LBS
20 Male Mexico 165LBS
Interesting, isn’t it? As you can see, most of the people on this list (And the rest of the list) are from the United States. And a lot of the female users are under the age of 16, also interesting. I’ve been sitting here writing this, wondering why a lot of those girls are under 18, why are they on this website? What does this website have to offer them? Why, also, did they try to continue the conversation with the other person, and then sexualize the conversation? I don’t remember being like that when I was 14.
Maybe you have an idea. Leave your findings in the comments below.