The activity is monitored and then if the inappropriate content is confirmed, the user is banned.
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."To clarify, however, the machine learning and human monitoring kicks in when a user is reported.The average user is 23, according to analytics firm Sensor Tower, and it's pretty evenly split between female and male users -- 48 to 52 percent.(Monkey says that the average age of its users is only 17.) Monkey is the brainchild of Turner and co-founder Ben Pasternak.Potential weirdness of Chat Roulette aside, the company's move is smart, and timely.In a virtual realm filled with soft- and hard-core porn, the old FCUK campaign seems quaint.According to App Annie, Monkey was the number-one app downloaded by 13-to-24 year-olds in April, and has remained in the top 10 ever since.Currently, it's the ninth most popular app among that age group.In an effort to trim costs, French Connection also shuttered all its Japanese outlets.Consequently, the small, bright spot is the company's balance sheet, which continues to look good thanks to tightly controlled inventory and no borrowing.