If it detects any explicit content, the user is banned automatically."Our biggest focus when we built it from day one we wanted to create a community without inappropriate content," Turner said.Among the 25 users CNBC chatted with, one was engaging in a sexually explicit act while another was showing off his genitals."I'm sorry that you experienced explicit content," Turner said.You may not have heard of Monkey, but there's a good chance your teenager has.Monkey is a video-chat app for i Phone and i Pad, and connects users around the world with like-minded individuals for 10-second video chats using their Snapchat usernames.
But a brief time on the app revealed the same issues that brought down Chatroulette after a brief period of massive popularity in 2010.If you make a connection, you could have a friend on social media, which can be as important as real life."I think people, adults especially, there's a real disconnect realizing Internet friends are just as important to teens as real world friends," Monkey co-founder Isaiah Turner said."To clarify, however, the machine learning and human monitoring kicks in when a user is reported.
The activity is monitored and then if the inappropriate content is confirmed, the user is banned.
Currently, it's the ninth most popular app among that age group.