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Real housewives on webcam

In Britain, with the occasional exception, this would simply be too expensive, without turning into a pay site, and the joy of British webcams at the moment is that they are largely free, largely amateur, and provide a fascinating and intriguing snapshot of a developing medium.

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Jennifer is sitting in her living room in Washington DC. Maybe someone will call later on, perhaps her boyfriend, if you stick around. One year after it found a mass audience in America, webcam TV is hitting Britain, and people are switching off the television and turning on the computer to log on to complete strangers' lives, filmed in real time in intimate, often mundane detail.

Occasionally she shifts position slightly, tucking her legs under, stretching out. It's dark but you can just see his head sticking out of the duvet. In another seven hours he'll probably get up, if you can wait that long ...

Webcams are tiny cameras, the size of golfballs, which you plug into the back of your computer.

At the moment the cameras only take snapshots, every 10, 30 or 60 seconds, so what you see when you log on to an Internet webcam site is a picture which jumpily updates, rather like closed-circuit television.

But already more sophisticated technology is becoming available, with live "streaming" images and sound.

Then, if you have an Internet connection, you can beam the images captured on your camera to the whole world.