Thursday, May 02, 2013

Internet history was made in Carlisle, Pa.

Back in 1996 when the internet was still fairly new and we were all logging on to the web with blazing fast 56k dial-up modems, there was one visionary who was far ahead of her time. During her junior year, Dickinson College student Jennifer Ringley started one of the first webcam sites online out of her dorm room.

The website ( was nothing more than Jennifer Ringley's everyday life with the camera being on 24 hours a day, but it became wildly popular with an estimated three to four million viewers daily. The success of the website propelled Ringley into worldwide notoriety.  She was in over 100 media outlets, (TV, newspapers, magazines). In 1998 she was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. She was cast in an episode of Diagnosis Murder, and appeared on the Today Show, and World News Tonight With Peter Jennings.

Ringley shut down the site in 2003 after PayPal established new anti-nudity policies.

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