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Changing Lives with Webcams

- January 4, 2010 - 1 Comment

Webcams let us travel across the world or across town, without having to leave the comfort of our desks. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine life before them…

I use a webcam during WebEx meetings, to view traffic, to watch what’s happening in the Panama Canal (why not?), to check out New York’s Times Square, and even have a bird’s eye view of The Elephant Sanctuary via the “EleCam.”

In this edition of BizWiseTV, we take a look at the aforementioned elephant sanctuary in Tennessee and learn how the operation is run almost entirely by webcam. The sanctuary itself not accessible to the public so the only way the public can interact with these graceful giants is through webcams.

What are some cool, innovative uses of webcams you’ve seen? Do you use a webcom at your own business or did you help your customers create a webcam presence? Or do you foresee setting up a webcam in the future?

Send us links and information about your foray into the world of webcams and your story could appear on the Channels blog.

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  1. I think webcams are great for the disabled or far away family members. Myself i like to keep private that way. I dont want to have to look okay for the camers. I like being in my Pjs. It just creeps me out.