Beaches Tops In Web Cam Searches

    July 23, 2007
    WebProNews Staff

Ah, the Web cam. So simple, so abused. But they can be used for good, and though you might assume the Internet (as in, the collective online population) uses them mostly for nefarious and seedy peeping-Tom purposes, that’s not really true, not mostly.

Given, adult cams are in the top 10 in the SERPs, those back-alley neighborhoods aren’t what the majority are looking for when cruising for voyeuristic fun.

For the most part, they seem to like beaches. And not topless ones, either. For the Internet, web cams are for checking out things you don’t get to see every day.

I imagine people from Panama City might be interested in checking out Alaska, or those in Vegas might like to see live deer.

It’s an interesting facet of human nature, I think, that we ignore the glory that is around us and seek other glories. I live amongst the natural beauty of Kentucky, but rarely see it. When I lived in Japan, I passed Mt. Fuji every day as Fuji-san sat on the horizon like some ancient guard or some subdued, placated monster. Eventually, I didn’t notice it either.

At the base of Fuji was a forest called Aokigahara, or "Sea of Trees," a popular suicide destination as the magnetic field around the volcano disabled compasses, and people would go into it, basking in the symbolism of being lost and never find their way out again. It was said to be haunted by thousands of ghosts.

They should set up a Web cam there to see if it’s true. Ghost cams, according to Yahoo’s Erik Gunther, are the second-most sought after types of cams, right after live beach cams.

If you’re thinking of setting up some kind of Web cam site, these are the top 20 things surfers are looking to escape to:

1.    live beach cams
2.    ghost cams
3.    key west cams
4.    las vegas web cams
5.    zoo cams
6.    alaska web cams
7.    myrtle beach web cams
8.    panama city beach cams
9.    live traffic street cams
10.    live deer cams
11.    hawaii web cams
12.    galveston web cams
13.    yellowstone web cams
14.    cruise cams
15.    animal cams
16.    alaska weather cams
17.     jackson hole webcams
18.    volcano cams
19.    panda cams
20.    colorado web cams