This information and the following articles are intended as an educational resource on the use of webcams as well a brief history on their development and a guide to online dating and meeting people live.
It is intended for use by all ages and acts only as a guide on the following general subjects.
As the webcam became more and more popular internet based companies began to see the potential of this emerging media format after years of using regular text chat sites and e-mail as the best way for ordinary people to communicate and begin to meet online live.
People could finally see and here each other instantly, this being a huge plus to the online dating industry and creating thousands of sites specifically targeted to men and women wanting to, "see" who they were actually talking too online.
With the advent of high speed internet and broadband connections it became clear how useful the web cam and streaming video feeds had become.
With this breakthrough text chat was soon overshadowed by "webcam chat", also known as "video chat".
With this came a certain degree of safety, not provided by regular meeting sites or chat rooms where people never new who they were actually speaking too.