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Online! The Book by Wendy Taylor, Chris Pirillo, John C. Dvorak

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A Webcam Is...

A webcam is a camera connected to the Internet. There are thousands upon thousands of webcam Web sites on the Web. Their content ranges from mild (a pet fish or lawn growing) to wild (porn). The uses are as wide as the imagination allows.

Technically, any camera can be a webcam. Some people have tethered a regular camera to the computer and used it as a webcam. In fact, a video camera can be used as a webcam. But there are many good choices for a camera that is designed to be a webcam on the market.

In the first days of webcams (way back in the early 1990s), a lot of the webcam Web sites were difficult to manage. Remote viewing users couldn't regularly refresh images. They were stuck looking at the same image for extended periods ...

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