Napster Founders Launch Facebook Video Chat App Airtime

on Tuesday, Jun. 5th

The founders of Napster, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, have created a new video chat app for Facebook called Airtime.

Airtime allows users to video chat with Facebook friends, make new friends with similar interests and even watch YouTube videos together. It’s sort of like Chatroulette and Facetime without the part where users have to chat with random people, or the iPhone. You can immediately end a chat or if you’re into the chat, reward that user and boost their credibility.

“We are opening up the world and beginning the process of constructing a network, so we really are just getting started,” Parker said Tuesday at a press conference in New York. “When you jump on this product, you’re immediately sharing, you’re immediately having fun.”

Airtime is available now as a Facebook Web app. Mobile versions are in the works.

For a demo of Airtime, check out the video below.


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