chatting online with a webcam on

@skbh12 (2950)
Philippines
October 5, 2008 8:00pm CST
[b]hi to you! are you this type of person who goes online and turns on your webcam to be viewed by your friends, family or anybody who is on your yahoo or messenger list? when i go online, i don't use any webcams at all. haha! i don't like being seen by the other party. haha!!! well maybe if i leave the country first before my boyfriend, ill learn how to use the webcam and i might be using it everyday as we chat on the internet. happy posting and happy mylotting![/b][b][/b]
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24 responses
@paulsy (1263)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
When my hubby was still in the US, we used to chat with our webcams on. However, eversince he came, I've stopped using the webcam, except when I chat with my bestfriend who's in Cebu, and my relatives who are in Texas. But that isn't very often, though. I rarely spend time chatting these days, unless I need to discuss important things with friends and family members. So nowadays, my webcam is becoming a bit too dusty....
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
well i guess it is time for you to clean up your dusty webcam. teehee!
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
7 Oct 08
[i]Hi skbh, I am like that only to few friends but of course to my Family! LOL! I don't like to be viewed by everyone in my list! LOL! I am shy! hahahahaha![/i]
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
yeah that is what i also think of.. webcams are for families only and friends especially for the boyfriend!!! teehee..
• United States
7 Oct 08
I have a webcam that I never use lol. Not even to speak to friends. I'm not really comfortable having other people see me when I talk to them on it. I usually use my webcam when I'm bored to take pictures. My webcam for my laptop has some cool features though, like time lapse videos. I've never tried it out but one day I will when I get time. I searched youtube to see what they were and it looked really cool.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
haha! i have thought of installing a webcam too just to take pictures of myself. hahahaha!!!
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I am one of those people who dispise web cams. To me it takes away the mystery of who you are talking to. I also don't like having total strangers stare at me. You never really know who may be watching. Plus, a nasty experience with a real life stalker several years ago convinced me to get rid of the web cam. I never use one now. Don't even own one.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
[b]hi tesswhite! really? somebody stalked you thru webcam? woah! bad person. now you are afraid of using webcams because of that incident. happy posting and happy mylotting![/b]
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Actually it's not me, it's my boyfriends mom who usually chat at night with her daughter in Texas USA. Right now her husband is also there and chatting is their means of communicating, they both have webcams so they could see each other. And she can even see her grandchildren, there are three of them 2 girls and one boy. I think webcams are really necessary especially to those who have to go to other countries to work for their family, this can ease the burden they are feeling, the loneliness in a place where you are all by yourself.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
yeah and i will be needing that too whenever i leave before my boyfriend abroad for work.. communication will be very important to our part.
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
hello! those people close to me can view me, my family, my guy and closest friends, i want them to see my reaction, i love to smile in front of them. happy myloting!
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
yeah. it is great to see people who are miles and miles away from you thru webcam. it is like they are just as near as you think they are when you are on with webcam.
• India
6 Oct 08
I used to chat for long time some time back. Now I am busy with my work and i don't get enough time. But personally speaking i don't encourage using the CAM while talking with a stranger.Its not good way to. But when ever i chat with my dear ones who are away from me i love to use a cam because i can see them for some time.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
yup. who knows that person might be living nearby and when that person seems to have an interest in you it would be easy for that person to gather informations about you..
@insulin (2480)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Hi there..:-0 Yup I always put my webcam on when I am chatting online especially to my loves ones and friends but there are times that if some strangers wants to see me on cam well I guess I will not let him or her see me,,I kept it private because its only for my friends and family..I am using it everyday because I got a long distance relationship so I really need it...:-0 GOd bless and have a nice day.:-0
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
[b]yeah a webcam is very beneficial to those who are on a long distance relationship status. happy posting![/b]
• Japan
6 Oct 08
I don't like using webcam with anyone coz sometimes it slowens the messenger i am using or maybe this is just because of my inet connection. However, i do suggest to use your cam once in a while. It adds up to the excitement especially if you had some long lost friends and family...but they could get fed up of our face too sometimes...ehe...
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
well maybe it is due to a low memory of your computer device that is why your system gets low whenever you use your webcam. try checking up the consumed memory and remaining free memory.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
6 Oct 08
When chatting with my friends, i don't usually turn on the cam. I really have this tendecy to be shy at cameras. I am conscious everytime i knew someone was looking at me at the other side of the world. Sometimes when we chat with my husband, i told him that my cam isn't available even if it is. So i think we really need little privacy.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
oh me too. im a camera shy person. haha!! id be very conscious and think about most of the time of how i look on cam. hahaha!
@sandymay16 (1617)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Hi, I don't use a webcam at home because I don't have one. In the office where I used to work, I don't use the webcam too except when bosses from somewhere ask you to turn the cam on. When in an internet cafe I don't use it either.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
[b]oh i see but are you allowed to use them for other personal matters? happy posting and happy mylotting![/b]
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I have never used a webcam except for back when I was in school. My fiance has though, and when I met him he wanted me to see a picture of him. I didn't have yahoo though, I had trillian so therefore the webcam image would not be accepted through Trillian. I think it's dangerous to use one, but that if you are of age you should know how to take the risk and what could happen.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
yeah. the internet world can't really be trusted. i don't really show pictures of myself when i chat with people in chatrooms.
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@izathewzia (5139)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
I only chat with my love ones. And it is really fun chatting with them using a webcam and microphone. The conversation is more personal. You can see the expression of one another.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
i use a microphone when i talk to my friends online because it is easier to communicate rather than type and type just so you can rely your response to the other party.
@rsa101 (29152)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
When I am chatting with family and friends my webcams is usually on, but when I am chatting with friends or strangers I usually turn off my webcam. I guess I want my privacy at all times especially when I am online. And only family members are allowed to view me online.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
yeah. that is what i want to happen too. to preserve my privacy. haha!
@shell94 (990)
• Canada
6 Oct 08
I used to use my webcam alot at one time...but learned that not everyone on the net can be trusted. I am not using one at all now...matter of fact I no longer have one!
@juliamae (127)
• United States
6 Oct 08
There is no way that I would have a webcam on so just anybody could see me. I might if something happened and a loved one had to move away for a really long time or something like that...I think the whole webcam thing is just going really too far...I could never do something like that.
@mamounz (248)
• Israel
6 Oct 08
no i do not use it ... and i think we must keep our praivecy when using the internet becuse we are losing it day after day i dont think this is good we the tecnology is great now and you do not know what coming next and what any one can use your informations for
@jstmarfz (1498)
• United States
6 Oct 08
When I was still in the Philippines, webcam should be present all the time. My hubby wants to see me while we are chatting from the start until the end of the conversation and same with him. We are not comfortable of seeing each other without a cam maybe we are really use of having webcam on all the time. Now, I rarely turn on my webcam. I just turn it on if my mom asked me to turn it on...hehe. I don't want them to see me when I look messy but my mom missed me so I have no choice but turn it on
@yosista (302)
• Canada
6 Oct 08
webcam is always off...lol
@dookie03 (578)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Nope never had a webcam on my computer. But i do have one on my Playstation 3 because it's used as a microphone for online chatting during gameplay. There's also some programs you can download that lets you have video chat between other PS3 users that have the camera but i hardly use that feature.