Jennicam: The first woman to stream her life on the internet

Jennicam: The first woman to stream her life on the internet
 

In 1996, 19-year-old Jennifer Ringley turned on a webcam that sat on top of the computer in her college dorm room. In that simple act, writes Aleks Krotoski, she changed the modern world.
It would be, at first glance, a perfectly innocent thing to do. But rather than use the cam to speak to friends and family back home in Harrisburg, Pennyslvania, she used it to do a most unusual thing: to broadcast herself live, to a globe of strangers, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
In our social-media-strewn world of overshared snapchatting, this is not news.
The only remarkable thing a... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 49
Source: BBC
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