in the Internet


Abstract of paper presented to the Electronic Publishing Class (Spring 1999)
Professor: David Carlson - MMC 5015

By Carlos Wesley

Typical people are becoming notable by exposing themselves on the Web. Using an average PC, a fast modem and a link-up with Internet, these "cewebrities" keep cameras running in their homes or offices so webusers can watch them 24 hours a day. It's the global electronic spying, a kind of voyeurism of the third millenium. Some sites have more than 500,000 subscribers around the world, making the exhibitionists real millionaires. Experts alert, however, that this new wave can be dangerous: the Internet is changing human relations and what could be considered outrageous, is now viewed as normal, since exhibitionists are the role models.

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