Camgirls will frequently read and respond to the scrolling viewer comments.
Some fans communicate multiple times a day with models through social media.
In 1996 an American college student and conceptual artist, Jenny Ringley, created a website called "Jenni Cam." Her web camera was located in her dorm room and automatically photographed her every few minutes.
The camera captured Ringley doing almost everything – brushing her teeth, doing her laundry, doing stripteases – and then she broadcast it live over the Internet.
For public chat rooms, the model's portion of a tip is a little less than half.
Within public chat rooms the audience can see tips and viewer comments as scrolling text which appears next to the real-time video stream.