I've had a web cam for about a year and I have tried it out and spoken to my kids through the video thingy - er in their rooms 5 yards away! I also managed to chat with my Mum for a few days after I installed one for her and we enjoyed conversing this way for a few days before her computer Paco went on strike and the software got deleted.
So along with other gumphf in the home, this web cam has sat in the drawer with other defunct mobile phone chargers, spent batteries and an assortment of small pieces of junk, unused. A drawer that may interest some of my man friend bloggers are you heraing this BS5?
Yesterday that all changed when I was chatting on the phone to my friend Debs who lives in my home town in Kent. She was telling me how she regularly chats to her brother in Australia for free on skype.
I rummaged in my man drawer, found and installed the web cam, downloaded and set up Skype, sent a text to Debs. Et voila! we could see our ugly mugs, compare the large sizes our breasts suddenly looked on camera and we chatted. We did so whilst we both prepared dinner, it was a treat not to be alone in the kitchen. Great fun! And I thought these web cams were used for naughty reasons.
Has anyone else discovered this great online tool? (it's free to talk and web cam on the net btw!)