She appeared in profiles for major media organizations and eventually made a much-cited appearance on David Letterman's show.
Clinton Cox, founder of Havoc Media and Cam Con, a "model convention" focused on webcamming and other forms of social media, got his start in the early days of commercialized live streaming video.
At the time, large webcamming studios were being built across the US, Latin America and Eastern Europe, churning out 24-hour streams from sometimes hundreds of models per day.
Harli Lotts (not her real name) knows her audience better than just about anyone I've ever met in online media.
In just two years, the bubbly blonde from El Paso, Texas, has gone from manager of a rent-to-own store to rising internet starlet by making personal connections with a loyal online audience.
Ringley wasn't the first subject of an experiment in webcamming.
That honor belonged to a coffee pot at Cambridge University, but she was the first to give the world 24-hour access to her private life via the internet.
Early on, she decided to giver her followers unrestricted access to her daily activities, including intimate moments like masturbation and sex.
At its peak, Jennicam attracted seven million visits per day.
We were in this incredibly desperate world where we had all moved away from home, we weren't with the kids that grew up with.