4 Funny Uses for a Forgotten Web Cam

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Have you just found a web cam that you'd forgotten about? Or have you just realized that your web cam has been sitting there by your computer for weeks or months, feeling ignored? Wondering just what in the world to do about that? There are plenty of options, especially if you're feeling creative.

Even if it seems like there wouldn't be anything to do but to get rid of it if you're not using it, that's far from the only choice. You can do more with it, and make it valuable to you again. Here are four funny uses for that forgotten web cam.

Try Video Blogging

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You can use that web cam to upload short video clips to your blog. If you do it on an impromptu basis, it can really get your blog readers interested in what you have to say.

People using the search engines might also come across the video, and that could allow you to get more followers to your blog or even get in touch with people who would be interested in working with you or giving you a job. No matter what you have to say, you can say it in a video instead of with words typed on the screen, if you want to.

Home Surveillance Camera

Publisher's Note: The next paragraph describes something illegal, deplorable, and unacceptable, as an example the author is using for the camera's capability.

Someone used a hacking program or other type of software to get into the home computer of a young girl. He stalked her that way, and had so much control over her computer that he could turn her web cam on and watch her.

That's obviously not a good use of your time, and time is what you'll be doing when you get caught. It's better to leave that one alone. If you want to control a web cam from far away, or see what's going on in a home when you're not there, try setting up your web cam to show you your own home. That way you can monitor it from work or wherever else you are, as part of a security system.

Record Messages for Friends and Family

Is there a special birthday coming up? If there's something important that's about to happen in the life of someone you care about, why not use that web cam to record a message that's personal? It's something that will be treasured for a very long time to come. You can use a bloggie camera or another type for this.

Play Games

By using a motion of your head or your hand, you can control objects on the game screen. Your web cam picks up the movement and transfers it to the game, making it fun and interactive.

Don't just let that web cam sit and go to waste. There's so much more you can do with it, no matter what kinds of interests you have. Just remember to only use the cam to look into your own house, and not someone else's. That's a huge no-no. Other than that, you can do whatever you like with your web cam and get some use out of it.

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  • Jessy Troy April 10, 2012, 9:20 am

    Awesome! Thanks for publishing my article so quickly!

  • ouedkniss April 11, 2012, 12:38 pm

    very funny uses (lol)

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  • Kharim Tomlinson April 17, 2012, 2:43 pm

    I have done video blogging already, but not much of it. I am gonna start video blogging again for next month πŸ™‚

    • deborah April 18, 2012, 3:54 pm

      I am too, Kharim! But, I have to admit, I keep saying that I’m going to do it and want everything perfectly lined up first. I say, we just jump in and do it, eh?
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  • Pin April 30, 2012, 9:05 pm

    Funny indeed! ha ha ha that first image. Webcams are my all time favorites and I like your idea of playing games using one.

    • deborah May 1, 2012, 8:32 pm

      I know. I just loved that first image, as well. So glad our wonderful guest author, Jessy, found it. It was worth the whole article. Another one of those a picture is worth 1000 words, eh? Thanks, Pin. -Deborah
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  • Lisa May 5, 2012, 2:12 pm

    I just found your blog from BlogEngage and love the look of it and the images you use are just awesome. Great point about using the webcam – I have not taken advantage of mine. You may have inspired me to do so soon. Thanks!

  • Johan February 4, 2014, 11:38 pm

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  • charles March 22, 2014, 11:34 pm

    It’s nice to have webcome in our home, but sad to say i did’nt use it. Because of your brilliant idea. I will use it now and make some creative videos or photos.

  • Russel April 1, 2014, 12:06 am

    Thanks ! What a great article, here i found another cool idea using my forgotten web cam. I’ll try some make sense for it.

  • Stephen April 28, 2014, 3:26 am

    Oh that looks good idea! Thanks for giving tips.. It can be use as surveillance camera so that we can monitor our house i totally agree with that..

  • Yashodhan May 18, 2014, 10:05 am

    Wonderful post.. πŸ˜› I will definitely try these funny tips.. πŸ™‚

  • Shri July 20, 2014, 1:24 pm

    Cool and very nice tricks

  • Brij July 21, 2014, 9:48 am

    great article, I can’t stop laughing πŸ˜€ I was not feeling good but this article made my day πŸ™‚ Thank you so much

  • Darren Morgan August 7, 2014, 6:58 am

    The above stories and funny uses of camera is really nice, but web cameras or CCTV are really helpful to capture suspected activities . It also help us to remote monitoring .

  • vipul sharma August 26, 2014, 11:40 am

    wow really amazing….thanx for uploading images….

  • Chiastine September 12, 2014, 2:21 pm

    Hi Deborah,
    I can’t stop laughing..Very funny πŸ™‚
    Also, the image in your file is loverly.
    Thanks for sharing

  • William September 27, 2014, 5:58 pm

    Never thought of using it for security purposes. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Kenny October 2, 2014, 11:33 pm

    It’s really nice one jessie.. πŸ™‚

  • Nauman October 10, 2014, 10:47 am

    Awesome collection. Some time these movement have never forgotten. These movements are our part of life but its need to collect and explore.

  • Robert Traynor November 24, 2014, 9:43 pm

    I have an old PC camera lying somewhere in my house. You article has given me good reason to put it back to use. What fun I could have.

  • Daniel March 3, 2015, 4:08 am

    I guess the use of a traditional plug and play webcam has decreased because many laptops, smartphones and tablets have built in ones.

  • Saikiran April 24, 2015, 7:55 am

    well interesting pictures,Awesome collection. Some times these movements have never been forgotten.thanks for images..

  • Khagesh Darji June 11, 2015, 11:26 pm

    Yes It will be generally problem of beginner blogger and that will be effective of our side if we used of video then automatically traffic increase.

  • candy crush June 25, 2015, 3:00 pm

    guess the use of a traditional plug and play webcam has decreased because many laptops, smartphones and tablets have built in ones.!!

  • Nikhil August 27, 2015, 9:29 am

    Haha, Nice use of images. I never knew that a web cam can be used for playing games! That’s a new find, and I think I will love it.

  • SHAREit for PC September 18, 2015, 2:34 am

    Awesome man,
    An impressive and interesting information about WebCam, that knowing about different kinds of features and specification about WebCam.
    Thanks for sharing and great effort or enjoyed to reading this article.Thumb’s up.. πŸ™‚

  • jane September 18, 2015, 11:49 pm

    Nice post admin, thanks for sharing such a nice post i really love this post. Keep sharing i wish to come on this site again.

  • Luke Wallace November 16, 2015, 5:58 pm

    LOL! I love it! I’ll never forget using a web cam like this!

  • Anthony December 6, 2015, 8:36 am

    One more thing! Could you teach us how to take control over someone else’s webcam, please?? LOL. Hilarious post! πŸ™‚

    • deborah October 19, 2016, 1:15 am

      Too funny. I might be able to teach it, but I wouldn’t want the big guys to catch me doing that.. lol Then, again, maybe another class could be how to not get caught. Ok, for all of you officials… just kidding.. lol

  • Raman December 22, 2015, 6:23 am

    Great funny article…Now I got idea for funny things πŸ˜€

  • karamath December 27, 2015, 6:36 am

    Simply superb article thanks a lot ….

  • eli January 4, 2016, 9:01 pm

    I love videos like this. Really funny. Thanks for sharing!

  • FIle Hippo APk January 13, 2016, 12:19 am

    Nice Your Blog I am Fan You blog

  • Game camera January 26, 2016, 12:15 am

    Shurly this is so important for human life coz Some time these movement have never forgotten,
    I can’t left this type of Parts.

  • Olivia January 27, 2016, 8:44 am

    Very Nice Article Buddy Thanks for Sharing The Webcam Is Funny and looks Interesting !

  • erasoco February 25, 2016, 4:59 pm

    thank you for sharing this really enjoying reading really loves the article

    thank you for accepting my comment

  • sunil kumar March 2, 2016, 9:46 pm

    really nice pics. i like most that pic name play game really so funny

  • Anthony March 3, 2016, 8:45 pm

    lol well these are definitely creative ways to go about it haha oh man it’s been so long i forgot web cams existed.

  • Stan March 26, 2016, 1:48 pm

    I like your funny use webcam post. The use of Webcams is quite helpful but we have to be careful how we use it in our homes for security reasons.

  • gaurav April 5, 2016, 3:31 am

    hahahaha these are really funny uses.

    I love the images you have used.
    Thanks for sharing

  • Best Gameers May 1, 2016, 3:44 am

    Now that’s funny content you have there

  • gaurav May 7, 2016, 4:51 am

    the security purpose is very nice,
    The pic that you have to used for the title make funny videos for friends and family is really very funny.

    Thanks for sharing such a great article.
    keep it up.

  • Anitha May 31, 2016, 11:30 pm

    Awesome collection, It’s really nice one.

  • Varun Rawat June 23, 2016, 5:04 am

    Your blog is very informative and interesting. I enjoyed your blog and I learn many things about the web cam.

  • Whatsapp Jokes October 13, 2016, 3:36 pm

    Great article. I will SURELY try these funny tips. πŸ™‚

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