Social networking has been making new progress over the last few years as more and more technology is being developed to help people network with other people from all around the world. The webcam is one of these new features. It used to be that when you went on networking sites all you had to identify someone was the few pictures they may have put up on their profile, pictures can easily be fakes, and you never could really tell if what a person displayed themselves as online was what they were in reality. Now however with new webcam technology you can see that person in real time even if they are hundreds of miles away. This makes it so you know the person you are communicating with is real and not some fake that someone made up. You will still not know if they told the truth about themselves but at least they will be off to a good start when it comes to honesty.

Webcam communication is becoming more and more common these days with most people owning a webcam. Lots of people webcam chat with each other everyday and it is a perfect thing for people on social networks. Webcam chatting is becoming the perfect way to chat at long distances, and it does not even cost you any extra money. People are using it to connect with people from all over the world in ways that just private messaging cannot compare to. It also allows people who are overseas such as soldiers in the war to be able to see their families even though they are miles away from each other.

Webcams add a whole new dimension to not only social networking but communication over the internet in general. Some corporations even use webcams in order to have meetings with other branches of their business around the world. They hold video conferences which allow them to not only communicate with each other but also show each other things such as charts and graphs or even demonstrations. Without webcams this would not be possible unless people went out of their way to come from around the globe and gather together at one place. Not only does this save the companies money it also saves them time which is always very important. If they can save time then most companies will be very happy, since like they say, time is money.