Following its uber-hyped launch this summer, Sean Parker's Airtime, the family-friendly version of Chatroulette, has lost the people's interest, which it never really had in the first place. Despite the star-studded launch and $33 million in funding from places like the prominent venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins and Ashton Kutcher, Parker's venture hasn't taken off. If the lack of buzz doesn't do it for you, the stats say it all. After about four months since its launch, the site currently attracts a meager 400 users a day and 10,000 a month according to AppData, reports The New York Times's Jenna Wortham. Traffic is so low that Airtime doesn't even register on Nielsen or Comscore, she adds. Parker disputes those numbers, calling traffic "very compelling," but also declined to give any of his own analytics. Still, he also compared his experience with Airtime to "eating glass," in an interview with AllThingsD's Liz Gannes. So things can't be going that well.
But Parker insists that his over-the-top launch hype is not part of the problem. "It did drive traffic — so it worked," he told Gannes. That's not an inaccurate statement. Looking at the first month's numbers, the stunt got a lot of people to check out the site. But they quickly left, uninterested in the proposition, as the chart below via Business Insider's Matt Lynley shows.