I was surprised to see a woman having a rant on Facebook about how someone “cammed” her in Second Life. She was not in her private home in the sky when it happened, but was on the ground at a sim she was visiting; and the woman who cammed her was someone who worked at the sim. Amazingly she told the lady to “get your cam off of me” and then continued to tell her off. She was eventually ejected for her rudeness, and now wants to complain over this too.
If I were this lady I’d turn off the feature that shows where people have their camera. In the old days we didn’t have the option to know who was camming us, and when we did most didn’t know about it. We were oblivious to where people were looking. Since being cammed upsets her like this, I think it’s better she not know.
For me, camming is the equivalent of “looking” and if you’re in a public place people have to right to zoom in on you. It’s the nature of Second Life. If you’re making love in your own private skybox and being cammed then, sure, tell the person to knock it off; but I think in public places we should expect to be seen.
Guess what? You can cam me as often as you want. Watch me all day: I don’t mind! If I’m in a public place, I expect everyone to be watching anyway, like my own Big Brother show.
I resisted the urge to respond to this lady’s rant directly, and I won’t name names. But jeepers! I looked at her photos and in many of them she is walking around scantily clad with loads of cleavage hanging out; and yet she is offended if someone puts their cam on her? Silliest thing I’ve read all day.