What are webcams ?
In straightforward terms, a webcam is a digital camera attached to a web page on a computer, feeding images and/or live video streams.
WebCams range from the simple to complicated, and have become quite popular since the first WebCams hit the World Wide Web.
With low camera prices, easy access to web servers and improved technology, everyone and anyone can set up their own WebCam with relative ease.
What are webcams for?
Anything you fancy, actually - from the mundane daily stuff to the most serious or ridiculous, webcams may point to anything, from watching your kettle boil to traffic at Piccadilly Circus.
If there is something that you would like to monitor from a remote location, a Webcam makes it possible.
Some Productive Uses:
You will be away for a week and you want to keep an eye on your home and plants.
You'd like to be able to check on the nanny or baby sitter and make sure everything is okay with your kids while you are out.
You'd like to know what the progress is on the repairs going on at home while you are away.
You want to keep an eye on the new baby while he or she naps and you are on the computer.