Indeed, 19% of those with broadband at home have checked out web cam images, compared to 13% of those who have dial-up at home.
Moreover, there are growing numbers of ways that people and organizations use web cams. Webcams have also been used in collaborative contexts—connecting doctors, students, musicians and archaeologists across the globe—and in monitoring political candidates’ events.
The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus three points.
This is the first time the Project asked about use of web cams in its surveys, so it is not possible to analyze the level of growth these figures represent.
One out of six American adult internet users (16%) have gone online to view another person or a place via a web cam.
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The eagles have been using that same nest for 24 years, until this past year when they decided to build a new nest just to the east of their old nest site.
They usually lay their eggs in the first weeks of February.
And on any given day, about two million internet users are checking out remote places or people by using webcams.
These findings about web cam watching come from a nationwide phone survey of 1,450 internet users by the Pew Internet & American Life Project conducted between February 21 and March 21 this year.