Watch the Hurricane Sandy Webcams (cnbc.com)
There are dozens, probably scores, of live webcams where you can watch the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Zachary Seward at Quartz has put together a comprehensive list of webcams placed near where Sandy is making landfall. A lot of the cams seem to be down, perhaps because of heavy traffic. more... 10/30/2012
Watch these webcams as Hurricane Sandy hits the US East Coast (qz.com)
Webcams date to an earlier era of the internet: the very first one, in 1991, was pointed at a coffee pot in a computer lab at Cambridge University. But the tradition lives on in various corners of the web, which comes in handy when, say, an enormous storm is barreling toward the East Coast of the United States. more... 10/30/2012
Sandy as seen through internet webcams (theage.com.au)
Americans got an unparalleled view of the unprecedented storm hitting the eastern United States from the dozens of live webcams set up in the region.
Officials were urging people to avoid heading to the shore for pictures, but they could watch the storm's impact in real time -- assuming they had an internet connection. more... 10/30/2012
Greenville will benefit from Kiko (greenvilleonline.com)
If you haven’t been to the Greenville Zoo in some time, you’ve got a powerfully good reason to plan a trip soon. One of Greenville’s most highly anticipated births came shortly before midnight Monday as more than 200,000 people around the world watched as a 6-year-old Masai giraffe named Autumn gave birth to what we now know is a happy, healthy baby boy named Kiko.
The Greenville Zoo suddenly not only is the hottest place to be in this area, but also it is the focus of attention in Europe, Japan and other faraway spots as people can’t get enough of the cute giraffe calf. Just 36 hours after he dropped from his mother onto the floor of the zoo’s giraffe barn, Kiko was mugging for scores of cameras and delighting children and adults alike when he went on display in the giraffe paddock. more... 10/26/2012
Baby giraffe makes its webcam debut (citizen-times.com)
The big news is that Autumn, the Greenville Zoo giraffe, finally had her baby just before midnight on Monday night.
I was able to catch the birth, which was fascinating, and watched for an hour longer until her calf learned to stand on its feet. We were all texting each other and instant messaging, scared at first when the calf wasn’t moving, that things had gone awry. more... 10/23/2012
Giraffe born at Greenville Zoo (independentmail.com)
Autumn, the 6-year-old Masai giraffe at the Greenville Zoo, gave birth to her baby about 11:50 Monday night.
Zoo officials estimate more than 250,000 people have been looking at its Earthcam link to watch the birth.
On May 31, the zoo issued a statement announcing the giraffe was pregnant, and that the zoo anticipated delivery before the end of the year, possibly as early as August.
Autumn is on loan (along with the calf's father, Walter) from the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. more... 10/23/2012
Autumn gives birth to baby giraffe at Greenville Zoo (blueridgenow.com)
Autumn, the 6-year-old Masai giraffe at the Greenville Zoo, gave birth to her baby about 11:50 Monday night.Zoo officials estimate more than 250,000 people have been looking at its Earthcam link to watch the birth.
On May 31, the zoo issued a statement announcing the giraffe was pregnant, and that the zoo anticipated delivery before the end of the year, possibly as early as August. more... 10/23/2012
Views of St. Louis for Missouri Day (eureka-wildwood.patch.com)
Today, Oct. 17 marks "Missouri Day." EarthCam is joining the celebration by showcasing several unique views of St. Louis.
Visitors to the EarthCam site will be able to see two unique views of the famous Gateway Arch, up-close from Kiener Plaza and a sweeping wide-angle look from across the Mississippi River.
Viewers also will see a live look at the travelers crossing the historic Eads Bridge. more... 10/18/2012
Techno-savvy gran uses webcam to talk to daughter (frasercoastchronicle.com.au)
NEW technology can sometimes make seniors a bit nervous.
But that's not the case for tech-savvy great-grandmother Marie McDonald.
The 83-year-old Hervey Bay woman has a computer, a webcam, a laptop and a Kindle.
If her eyesight was a bit better, she reckons she would even invest in an iPhone.
She isn't on Facebook yet but it's only a matter of time - the reason she is yet to create a profile is lack of time, not any sense of trepidation.
Marie's daughter Julie lives in Melbourne.
The two use their webcams every Sunday afternoon to stay in touch.
It's far cheaper than the cost of a phone call and they get the added bonus of being able to see each other.
The only downside, Marie says, is the close up shot that appears on the screen, which she says shows a few too many wrinkles.
"At almost 84 I don't need to see that," she said wryly. more... 10/16/2012
Greenville Zoo awaiting arrival of baby giraffe (goupstate.com)
The Greenville Zoo is anxiously awaiting the arrival of a baby Masai giraffe calf, due any moment now to a lucky mom named Autumn.
On May 31, the Zoo issued a press release announcing that Autumn, a six-year-old Masai giraffe, was pregnant, and that the zoo anticipated delivery before the end of the year, possibly as early as August. According to the zoo's website, Autumn has been showing signs of impending labor, and they've set up an Earthcam link at more... 10/16/2012