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The most obvious use, and the most common one, is to spice up online chat. When instant messaging services were first introduced they were purely text based, meaning tone and therefore meaning was lost. This led to the introduction of emoticons – or smilies – to reflect a user’s reaction and when they were joking. This, of course Men's Under Armour UA Scorpio Black Silver , is nowhere near as good as being able to see a human face and now webcams allow participants to see each other’s faces, meaning they know when a comment comes with a cheeky smile or an angry scowl.
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Webcams are also a great way to show off! If you learnt a new skill – such as a hot new dance move – it’s much more fun to show your friends the move than simply type about it. The prominence of video sharing sites now means that after all your friends have seen you in action, you can find a wider audience to appreciate your skills.
Video blogging has become a huge craze as well. People have realised that they don’t need journalism skills in order to get their point across now and often the zanier they can act, the more popular they can become. Many companies have noticed that some video creators are highly talented and some have gone so far as to create competitions for users to create their next advert.