If you can afford the camera, this gives a whole new slant to online chat.
CINCINNATI, OHIO, USA – August 16, 1996 – Welcome to CAMERA WEIRDNESS ACROSS THE NET! If U haven’t yet tried it, CU-SeeMe will give U an interesting view of Net life. U’ll laugh, U’ll curse, U’ll write bad checks. This will truly show you how many uninhibited wankers are out there on the Net… shirtless, overweight men and shirtless, overweight women, many getting off on voyeurism and exhibitionism over a distance to complete strangers, often in public.
Don’t get me wrong…what people do with CU-ScareMe in private isn’t an issue. It’s the bizarre, unannounced public urology lessons that can be annoying, and usually a total turnoff.
There ARE a lot of good folks on CUSM as well, however, most with their clothes on. The folks at Art’s Place (a private reflector site at Texas Christian University) in particular are great.
Here’s my Reflector List, garnered from several places online.
Sites that I can get onto regularly are preceded by an asterisk. Several others are sporadic, some I can never get on.
THE MOTHER SHIP:
Cornell University, 22.214.171.124
EDUCATIONAL REFLECTOR SITES:
*Arizona State University, Geology Dept. 126.96.36.199
*Carnegie Mellon University, 188.8.131.52
*HIOF (Norway), 184.108.40.206
Indiana State University, 220.127.116.11
*Kent State University, 18.104.22.168
*Lund University (Sweden), 22.214.171.124
Miami University, 126.96.36.199
*North Carolina State University ("Magneto"), 188.8.131.52
Ohio State University, 184.108.40.206
Open University (UK), 220.127.116.11
Penn State University, 18.104.22.168
Texas A&M University, 22.214.171.124
University of Hawaii, 126.96.36.199
*University of Kansas, 188.8.131.52
University of Lisbon (Portugal), 184.108.40.206
University of Pennsylvania, 220.127.116.11
University of Pittsburgh Comp Sci Dept, 18.104.22.168
*University of Pisa (Italy), 22.214.171.124
University of Texas, 126.96.36.199
*University of Ulster (Ireland), 188.8.131.52
University of Vaasa (Finland), 184.108.40.206
CORPORATE/GOVT REFLECTOR SITES:
Farago Advertising World Bar, 220.127.116.11
GTE LAN Labs, 18.104.22.168
Intelecom, Inc., 22.214.171.124
NASA Jet Propulsion Labs, 126.96.36.199
Network Solutions, Inc., 188.8.131.52
SprintLink, Inc., 184.108.40.206
*White Pine Software, Inc., 220.127.116.11
ThePoint, Inc., 18.104.22.168
TribeVibe, Inc., 22.214.171.124
*CU-SeeMe@Rio (Brazil), 126.96.36.199
Catch22.com Digital Jungle, 188.8.131.52
*Eden Entertainment Network, 184.108.40.206
MarketSource Corp. Virtual Dorm, 220.127.116.11
MarketSource Corp. "Bird", 18.104.22.168
PeopleNet 1 (UCSD), 22.214.171.124
Shoup's (Indiana U), 126.96.36.199
Stacker's (Harvard), 188.8.131.52
Streak's (U Texas), 184.108.40.206
*Suck.com's SuckU-SeeMe, 220.127.116.11
WiseDude (Japan), 18.104.22.168
This list is provided only as a courtesy. I make no warranty about which sites are available when nor what you’ll see when you get there, so don’t come back to me complaining! 🙂
JANUARY 2009 UPDATE:
This page, written 13 years ago, was one of the few lists of webcam “reflectors” on the web. CU-SeeMe, the first videoconferencing/multi-window web chat offering, was unknown to the world at large. Like many online communities (AOL, Flickr, Twitter, Seesmic), it had a strong sense of community, with many well-known “regulars.” These days, Oovoo and Seesmic are its contemporary replacements and have similar close-knit communities.