short for web
camera, captures images in real-time across the Internet,
and has become one of the Web's most popular features, allowing
visitors access to parts of the world
they might otherwise never experience.
Internet itself, web cameras began in their infancy in 1991
as the first webcam was pointed - just for laughs - at the
room coffee machine in the computer science department
of Cambridge University. From there,
the new technology was adopted by businesses and industry
for live exchange of information via videoconferencing.
Soon the tourism industry saw webcams as a compelling way
to sell other exotic travel destinations. Today, a click of
the mouse can result in live visual reports anywhere from
the beach in Maui
to the Eiffel
Tower in Paris.
proliferation of personal web cameras, a webcam can be pointed
at most anything and published online by anyone.
Just up ahead, find out how you can see the world online - in real time - including top sites directing visitors the most popular webcams around the WWW ...
Webs Most Popular Webcam Destinations
- Award-winning directory of webcams around the world including
special events, extreme weather and Top Ten cams.
Central - A links list of popular webcams by category
including beaches & other travel destinations, malls &
shopping centers, animals & pets, city parks & town
squares plus live special events, outer space, and strange
& unusual webcams found around the Net.
Webcams at the National Zoo - Raves from kids, parents
& teachers make this a prime destination whenever baby
animals are born at the zoo, along with views from cameras
regularly pointed at the zoo's flamingos, gorillas, giant
pandas, tigers and more.
Hawaii Webcams - Use the interactive controls to zoom
in or out of popular beaches all over the island including
Kahului, Lahaina, Napili, the Upcountry and more.
- Cams Central - New
Orleans live, with regular webcam broadcast scheduled for
Bourbon Street & French Quarter nightlife, but most popular
for live streaming webcams during Mardi Gras.
Worldwide Webcam Destinations
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