SOCIAL NETWORKING THROUGH VIDEO CHATS: THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF THESE WEBSITES What is that one resource that is impossible to be owned by a single entity, and enables a great degree of flexibility and versatility to everyone in the world? Most people would have guessed right when they thought “Internet”. Ever since it came into existence, the Internet has revolutionized the way that people have connected to each other. And that revolution has still not cooled down even in the present day, as some new website brings to the fore a concept unimagined before and it becomes an instant addiction with the people, something like the phenomenon of chatroulette. As people can wonder, such liberties like anonymous chatting are likely to attract number of internet abusers to come to the fore and misuse the liberties of websites as camzap. Though there are a number of admin provided safety measures to protect the parties, users themselves should take certain precautions to avoid unnecessary events with other users. Some of these are: •
Camera: Paying attention to the camera options of the user on the other side of the connection can give one a clue about how the person prefers to connect. People who generally don’t have their camera enabled to give a live feed, and prefer to have static pictures to it. This usually means that they are trying to hide something from you.
Conduct: Another thing that you might have to be careful about is the conduct of the individual on the other side. If your objective is to make new friends, you would want to avoid miscreants. That can be the case if you are not careful. By the conduct of the individual, you would be able to guess when s/he is genuine or the intention is something else.
Haste: A phenomenon like chatroulette can give you a great option to make new friends. The question however is the time by which you would know if the friend you have made is the right choice. You should never be in a haste of meeting the other individual. You should endeavour to ask about the other person’s background before you divulge your contact details or decide to meet him / her.
Nudity: Many times participants in such chat might be willing to concede to the demands of their chat partners. Nudity is a very common aspect of this. However, you should never bare it all unless you are completely sure about your chat partner and his/her intention.
If you take care of these points, you can make the most of this tool and enjoy websites like camzap and omegle to the fullest.