Webcams The Past, Present and Future By Alaina Rydzewski New Media January 16, 2009
Definition of a Webcam -A camera that sends continuous images or videos to a Web site for display; now more commonly used ...
The History of the Webcam <ul><li>The first webcam was started in 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>It was called CoffeeCam and was p...
Older Webcams
Newer Webcams
Webcams embedded in laptop screens **Note that the webcams are in the top middle of the screen
Skype is one of the most popular usage sites for webcams. All you have to do is visit their homepage, download the softwar...
Questions… *How many of you have and use a webcam? *Is it embedded in your computer? *Do you think webcams are gaining pop...
Bibliography http://www.howtosetupwebcam.com/webcamhistory http://www.skype.com http://www.gearlog.com/images/snakecam%202...
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  1. 1. Webcams The Past, Present and Future By Alaina Rydzewski New Media January 16, 2009
  2. 2. Definition of a Webcam -A camera that sends continuous images or videos to a Web site for display; now more commonly used between people to “chat”
  3. 3. The History of the Webcam <ul><li>The first webcam was started in 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>It was called CoffeeCam and was pointed at the Trojan room coffee pot in the computer science department of Cambridge University </li></ul><ul><li>It was finally retired on August 22, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>The webcam found commercial use through pornography (we won’t go into that) </li></ul><ul><li>Later webcams included: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JenniCam- started in 1996, which documented the life of its namesake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justin.tv-shows a continuous stream from a mobile camera mounted on the star’s head </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More recently, Apple and other computer companies have been building webcams into the screens, eliminating the need for additional hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Branded the NiK-cam </li></ul>
  4. 4. Older Webcams
  5. 5. Newer Webcams
  6. 6. Webcams embedded in laptop screens **Note that the webcams are in the top middle of the screen
  7. 7. Skype is one of the most popular usage sites for webcams. All you have to do is visit their homepage, download the software (for free!) and you get a free call, plus all the other benefits of Skype, such as a buddy list. Skype is easy to use and free. .com
  8. 8. Questions… *How many of you have and use a webcam? *Is it embedded in your computer? *Do you think webcams are gaining popularity and why?
  9. 9. Bibliography http://www.howtosetupwebcam.com/webcamhistory http://www.skype.com http://www.gearlog.com/images/snakecam%202.jpg http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/pro9000_ctg.jpg http://www.intellect.uk.com/images/creative%20webcam%20go%20500x400.jpg
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