The most common source of funding, not including personal resources, are credit unions and banks who will provide a loan if it is possible to show that your offer is worthwhile.
Chatroulette Map is also nice enough to expose all of its data points to anyone who clicks “View Source.” Right in the raw source code of their homepage is the image URL, latitude, longitude, city, state, and country of every chatter on their map.As an added bonus, the file name of each image is a UNIX timestamp of when it was taken. (Note: we tried contacting the creators of Chatroulette Map to participate in this story but did not receive a response.) Once we had photos, times, and locations, we needed data on what was happening in each chat photo.It’s a little-known fact that anyone you chat with on Chatroulette can determine your IP address using a program like Wireshark.Chatroulette Map uses this IP data to geolocate and map random chatters on their website (along with still photos from their chats).It has all the elements of a good story: technology, mystery, celebrity, and sex.
If you haven’t heard of Chatroulette, this Daily Show segment is a good primer.When beginning, entrepreneurs usually look to private sources like friends and family.Generally, the money is loaned at a low interest rate or interest free, which is very beneficial at the beginning.The central limit theorem tells us that a large set of random observations allows us to draw high-confidence conclusions about the underlying data set.We started our process at Chatroulette Map, an awesome new site that plots screenshots from random Chatroulette sessions on a map.You may only enter this website if you are at least 18 years of age, or at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you reside or from which you access this Website.