Since the early days of live webcasts by Ringley and Amanda, the phenomenon of camming has grown to become a multibillion-dollar industry which has an average of at least 12,500 cam models online at any given time and more than 240,000 viewers at any given time.Camming websites typically fall into two main categories, dependent upon whether their video chat rooms are free or private.Live is now also available for smart TVs and mobile devices, including both IOS and Android.
Today, Live services more than 35 million visitors daily.
Alexa has listed it as one of the 100 most popular websites of the last decade on a worldwide scale.
The basic concept was to start an internet-based reality show, based on the growing trend of Reality TV shows, with a focus on adult entertainment.
They could see the potential in their new enterprise,and yet none of them could even imagine the heights their garage project would reach in the very near future.
A webcam model often performs erotic acts online, such as stripping, in exchange for money, goods, or attention. Since many webcam models operate from their homes, they are free to choose the amount of sexual content for their broadcasts.
In 1996 an American college student and conceptual artist, Jenny Ringley, created a website called "Jenni Cam." Her web camera was located in her dorm room and automatically photographed her every few minutes.
The website provides the transactional platform, and then collects and distributes a percentage of the tips to the models.
For public chat rooms, the model's portion of a tip is a little less than half.
In a relatively short period of time, Live quickly rose to join the ranks of the most visited websites in the world and they became market-leaders in the development of live online adult video-chat entertainment.
Streaming straight into the future In 2003, the number of visitors quickly grew from a few hundred to a few thousand and soon their numbers reached hundreds of thousands.
Tips are electronic tokens that viewers can buy from a camming website, and then give to the models during live performances.