|EarthCam Search Engine Announces Top Web Cams for 2005|
| 4:20 pm on Dec 27, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|...has released its seventh annual list of the world's most interesting webcams. This year's Top 25 Most Interesting Webcams includes a global cornucopia of images from countries that include Africa, Austria, England, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. These unique live Internet cameras offer viewers access to the Great Pyramids, Koala and panda bears, swimming piranhas and African elephants. Other websites invite you to tour Valencia, Spain via 50 scenic cameras, to witness being booked into jail or even to tour Elvis' Graceland... |
Top picks include the first Cell Phone cam picture.
| 5:05 pm on Dec 27, 2005 (gmt 0)|
"EarthCam, the world's favorite webcam network and recognized authority on the Internet camera industry"
That's a nice big clap on their own back. I know it's a press release and all, but how do you validate a statement like that? Is there an Internet Camera Industry Authority recognition ceremony? Did the world do some kind of universal vote on most favorite webcam network?
I really wish companies would cut out the BS, and if not, just coat it in something a little easier to swallow.
| 5:31 pm on Dec 27, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I'd say they're quite right with that statement (although it makes me cringe too), the 'recognised authority' part probably comes from the fact that Yahoo and MSN turn to them when they need to source webcam feeds for promotions.
I know this because a company I used to work for sponsored a well-recognised event by providing a high-tech webcam, network and IT services, EarthCam managed to get us onto Yahoo's front page for the climax of the event. As for 'most popular'; people vote on that by visiting the site, which they do in their droves.