Joshing Online

It's now easy to have your own Webcam. But do you really want your daily life seen by the world?

Ever wanted to set up your own Webcam--a video window on your world that everyone in computerland could see? No? Me neither. But you and I are different--we're not like...the others. Apparently, great numbers of people have been connecting always-on digital cameras to the Net, beaming back pictures and even full-motion video of themselves as they sit dully at their computers, mill around their homes and otherwise live their lonely and hollow lives. A New York Times article estimated that 10,000 live Webcams are out there now, with some 250,000 people doing this. Perhaps it's I who's living the empty life?

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