Screen grab I took of the webcam. I chose to use one without any pedestrians.
Hey UNH alumni association, you are the ultimate creeps. For those of you who don't know what I am talking about, the UNH alumni association paid to have a live webcam set up on Main Street in front of the Whit at the intersection of Main Street and College Road. Anyone can access the webcam here, and users can gain control of the camera for one minute. You can read TNH's article about it here. You can debate whether on not this is an invasion of privacy, obviously it is in a public setting, but this isn't a security camera like at your local WalMart. The alumni association said it would provide a way for other alumni to stay connected to campus.
Here are some fake Q and A's and I have created. The italicized lines are being said by imaginary alumni:
Now I can stay better connected with my old college campus!
You want to know how to stay even better connected? By reading TNH, the athletics website or even this blog! You don't need a friggen live webcam to stay connected to campus.
Oh, but it's fun! You can even access it on your iphone and look at yourself!
Use a fucking mirror!
It's cool to see college students in their own environment!
Please, put some pants on or go on chatroulette.
I was just on it for about 5 minutes. I wanted to see it for myself before I wrote this. 30 people can access it at one time, and each person can control it for one minute. The three people in front of me (there was about a 3 minute wait until I could control it) all stared the camera at the closest female insight, literally zooming in on her face and or specific body parts. No joke. One even tilted the camera down as a female walked by as though to try and look down her shirt. I am not lying.
As you can see, you can easily zoom in on someone with clear quality.
In conclusion, I see no positive use to this camera.
Have a fun Halloween weekend and be careful out there... especially in front of the camera. Remember,
Stay classy, not Alumni Associationey.