Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Webcams are Fun

Exams start tomorrow, and I just got back to school yesterday, so I pulled an all nighter last night to try and make up for my anti-studiousness over the break. Around 8 this morning, I got a Skype call from my friend Paco who is in Okinawa right now. Since we both have webcams, we started video chat.

And no, it didn't turn into "that" kind of webcam session. I picked up my laptop and walked it around the school so he could see it. Paco got a virtual tour of the law school from across the world, and we both thought it was pretty cool.

Do you use video when you chat with people? Has it changed the way you interact online? It definitely made me feel more self conscious, but since the other person must feel the same way, it was ok. What do you think?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You seriously have a friend named "Paco" in Okinawa?

Helen said...

I've been using a webcam before people used webcams! Old school Apple iSight! I have more virtual interaction with my family than real.

p.s. Um, can WE please vid chat and skype?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

I videochat with someone almost every day, granted we often do have "those" kind of video chats (especially when he's in class in law school, it just makes it even more fun then) but I've never felt uncomfortable. We have known each other for a very long time and are very close, so maybe that helps, but I think the more you do it, eventually the self-consciousness leaves.

Anonymous said...

Dude, I can't believe this came up after Googling "Okinawa Web Cams". Also I can't believe I read this far.
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