I am so excited! I got a webcam!

@jillhill (37379)
United States
August 24, 2008 2:05pm CST
Since my children and grandkids live so far away I finally got a webcam. They all have them so I have been able to see and hear them but now they can see me too! Woo Hoo! My daughter in law came over and installed if for me but it was really easy to do so I could have done it but it was so nice of her! Now I can't wait to have video calls with them! How many of you have webcams? Do you use them to speak to others that live far away or when do you use them the most?
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I wish I had one sometimes. But I don't have one. Do I guess I don't know what I'm missing.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Well I haven't had one and didn't really realize how handy it could be.....I am however glad to have one now!
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• United States
25 Aug 08
I have a webcam, we use it to take pics of the kids and send them to the grandparents. Grandma and Papa don't have one, we've talked about getting one but we see them at least once a year, but if we travel outside of the country we'll get them one too. I have friends who are missionaries, they were overseas when their grandchild was born but they communicated to the baby through the webcam. When they came to the states they got to see their grandchild and she kept touching their faces and making them turn their heads from side to side, she had seen them in one dimention only for so long she wanted to make sure it was them, it was cute. Good luck with your webcam, glad you have a media connection.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
THanks!
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• Philippines
24 Aug 08
Webcams are great. It tells much beyond your usual typing skills. You should enjoy it. I use it with Yahoo Messenger.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I am sure I will enjoy it. Sounds like you do!
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I am so happy that you got one! I have one, but I hardly ever used it. As a matter of fact I don't know where mine is right now. It is an older model and probably not compatible with my new computer. Well, I hope you have lots of fun using it and seeing your kids and grandkids! Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
• United States
25 Aug 08
awesome!! i have a camcorder that does a webcam and i love it.. i talk to my old friends on it.. it doesnt have sound but still cool to see each other since we may never actually see each other again with the way life is.. im hoping to get a total webcam to clip onto my laptop since my camcorder doesnt and i have to prop it up so its all ghetto lol
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
If you have a laptop doesn't it already have a webcam in it? My son's and daughter in laws has a built in one and she got them both up and running this weekend.
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• United States
26 Aug 08
i dunno if dells do but i got a cheap dell (had to replace old pc fast and had no money lol) so of course it sucks lol
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Oh wow! Please let us know if it works well. I do not have a webcam for this computer unless the one I have, and never installed, will fit into the back of this computer which was for the previous computer. Don't know anything much about webcams. Our youngest daughter and her two kids aren't home much. She works full time and takes them with her so the only time we could do this is in the evening. Weekends she's gone alot with the kids and her husband also.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
For me this will be nice.....even just to say good night to them......once in a while. My daughter in law figured hers out on her laptop as her brother lives in NY city....and my daughter lives in Rome NY.....with the others in Arizona it will be really nice at Christmas!
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
25 Aug 08
It will be great to see the family, holiday or not. How exciting.
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
hi there...so nice to hear that... yes, i have video calls from time to time with my friends and relatives abroad. my laptop has a built in webcam and wireless mic. i also use yahoo messenger to call my friends... hehehe... these are great technology inventions and i am so happy to have them... long distance call was so expensive before and sending snail mail too..and very very paisntakingly slow. happy mylotting!!! ~ shiloh
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
THanks and it's so nice to stay connected in such a personal way!
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• Philippines
26 Aug 08
your welcome and have a great day!
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
25 Aug 08
i'm so glad u got one. i have one it's over here in the drawer don't even have it hoked up. wouldn't want people to see me the way i look most of the time.lol my children & grandchilden live close. if they were far away i'm sure i would have it hooked uo. hope u enjoy yours. greetings from tennessee.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Thanks Antiquelady! And by the way I love Tennessee!
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
25 Aug 08
thank you. i do to. go vols!!!!
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Hi Jill, Next thing you know, we won't see you anymore cause you'll be too busy with kids and grandkids!! How exciting for you. I have a web cam but not hooked up. I think my hubby is using it on his laptop now that I think of it. Well you enjoy those kids and we'll see you when you're not too busy. leenie
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
You can't get rid of me that easily! LOL...I'll still be here..
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
25 Aug 08
glad to hear it!!
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Oh cool i would love one of those are they expensive? because im thinking about getting one.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
No they are not expensive....I got a Phillips at walmart and it was only about 20 bucks.
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
25 Aug 08
oh, ok thanks for the info at least now i know how much there are, and i can get one to, i didn't know they were that cheap grate well happy myloting.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Congratulations, My grandkids live pretty close (thank goodness) but my boys would never get off of the computer if we had one.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I bet they would have a good time with it!
• Nepal
26 Aug 08
well and good wishes for that and try to use it and othere technologies. I am also fond of webcam but i still didn't get it . one day I will achieve it.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I hope you do!
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• United States
25 Aug 08
I had a webcam one time and I never used it. I ended up selling it on ebay. I don't know anyone with a webcam so it wouldn't really do me any good to have one. I talked to my grandmother yesterday and she said she was thinking about getting one for her and my grandfather. My grandfather is a veteran and he lives at the VA (my grandmother can't take care of him by herself) and my grandmother lives at home and she wants something that they can see and talk to each other on the computer with. So she said she was really thinking about getting one. That way if she can't go up to the VA for a few days they can still talk and see each other on the webcam.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
26 Aug 08
That would be so nice! That's what I want if for. I only get to see my grandkids once a year! I miss them so much!
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@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
25 Aug 08
No I don't have a webcam, no use for it really. It would be cool to have one but I wouldn't ever really use it. I have a digital camera though, I have fun with that...it's more fun to take pictures on it than I thought. Plus I can send pictures to friends through the computer on it. I do have a small video camera that can be hooked up to the computer to send videos, we got it from Verizon after switching to them. It's nice but I have been barely using it. Congratulations, hope you enjoy having a webcam!
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
THanks so much!
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@Chevee (5914)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I have a web cam too but I don't use it I did when I first got it I was so excited. I have been thru 4 computers and I just never did install it on this one. I still have it in case I need it again. Have a great time with yours and enjoy your family. I know you were thrilled to see grand baby.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
THanks! I will totally enjoy it!
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@MissGia (955)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I have a Cam but i don't use it often, but i'm happy for ya. It sucks when you live far away from the people you love, But thank the heavens for technology cause now you can live far away and still see the people you love. Sure you can't physically interact with them, but hey atleast you can see them and they can see you.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I know. The grandkids grow so fast that when I see them I am shocked so this will help keep them in perspective!
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@trv231 (152)
• India
25 Aug 08
I am not having a web cam. Please suggest cheap and good one to me
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I bought a Phillips brand at walmart for about 20 bucks!
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• Philippines
25 Aug 08
Good day... One of the greatest achievement of today's technology is webcam. It really bridge people through out the globe. Imagine seeing your friend/family live in your computer miles away and best of all it is quite cheap. One of the highlights of my days before going abroad is seeing my fiancee over the internet with a webcam.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Yes....it will be nice to be able to see them! I can't wait for Christmas!
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I have been thinking about this but am so comfortable sitting around as a slob clothed or unclothed and I don't know if I want to give up that freedom. I know you can turn them off but what if I forget, I do things like that.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
That is a tricky situation!
@yogeshdhusa (2237)
• India
25 Aug 08
Hi jillhill, even i want to buy one, but i dont have any reason to buy, my relative are here in the same country. they are away but they dont have a computer so i didnt buy it.. thanks and enjoy :)
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I wouldn't buy one then either!