Gotta Watch: Stay away from the webcam
January 6th, 2012
12:26 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Stay away from the webcam

Nowadays just about anyone can get a hold of a camera and upload videos online for the whole world to see… whether this is a good or a bad thing is still up for debate. Just yesterday a “web diary” from Casey Anthony was “leaked” online, receiving a lot of attention. This got us here at Gotta Watch thinking about the perils of webcams. Whether you shouldn’t be allowed alone with a camera, or you just can’t figure out how to work it, here is a look back some top webcam fails.

Casey Anthony’s web confessional – A video surfaced Thursday of Casey Anthony, sporting a new blonde hairdo and glasses, talking vaguely about the developments in her life since being acquitted of murder last year. Many people have criticized the “tot mom” video as being narcissistic and a publicity stunt, even though her lawyers claim it was unauthorized.

Is this thing on? – An older couple mistakenly became a YouTube hit after recording themselves trying to use a webcam.  These seniors may not have any idea what they were doing, but it sure is amusing to watch.

Leave Britney alone! – One passionate fan just couldn’t stand all the criticism Britney Spears was receiving from the media in 2007, so he decided to speak up on her behalf. While you may not agree or even care about the point he is trying to make, you can’t deny that he is pleading his case with fanaticism enthusiasm.

What are your thoughts on the proliferation of web videos these days? Share your favorite webcam moments and leave your thoughts in the comment section below… or better yet create your own video response here.

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Filed under: Casey Anthony • Gotta Watch • Media • Technology • YouTube
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  1. Buster Bloodvessel

    Have you seen Tiny Url lately?

    January 6, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Unit34AHunter

    Just another reason why EMO sucks!

    January 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gen

    An alleged "Video dairy" of Casey Anthony...

    January 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. foxinabox

    The Casey Anthony is so fake! She pauses, stamers, and laughes while she is making it! I wouldnt be surprised if some bozo got plastic surgery just to make a hit video. But the leave britney alone is funny! no wonder emo stands for emotional! hahaha

    January 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marshall Tucker

      Thats quite a few words to just say your full of sh t.

      January 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al Mann

      Next time, just shorten your post to say, "My business is failing and I have no idea how to make a sale".

      January 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Leather

    Hey CNN,... 2007 called, it wants it's "News" back

    January 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Best comment ever

      HAHAHAHA! That comment rules.

      January 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suzi

      Just what I was thinking! Geezus CNN, 2007 is like an eon ago in internet time.

      January 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. IRIS

    One word "Nutty".

    January 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. yournewstepdad

    If you upload a video of yourself... you get what you get.

    January 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. john

    Funny how Casey Anthony looks a lot like the he/she that was ranting about Britney ..... They could be brothers ....

    January 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fda

    How low can CNN go? Sure we all say and do things that might seem weird but gee I dont see how publicizing such events helps anything or anyone. Making money off of a persons weaknesses is about the dirtiest form of business out there.

    January 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marshall Tucker

      Its profitable and the American way...get over yourself.

      January 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bung

    Lets put the news back in "news."

    January 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Andy in Phx

    This is all George W Bush's fault.

    January 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Emigdio Alvarez

    what about those 2g1c reaction videos.

    January 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dakotawind

    The Casey cam was not hacked. She put it out. Just to get attention and test the waters just to see how much she is hated.

    January 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spencer

      Well congrats. You gave her all the attention she wanted

      January 6, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • danial54

      Our own, oh so professional media, has acted just like an issue of The National Inquirer. They can't leave the gossip stuff alone. It's not's gossip rag material that the rag mags chase, and our own Professional, unbiased media is chasing and is all over like a sea gull on a dead carp. If she were ignored, this would all go away. They are making her a celebrity by chasing after her. So how about some real news.

      January 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Fallen Angel

    She is gauging the publics anger so if not too many people blog on her,she can then start hocking book, movie and talk show curcuit deals with her slimbag lawyer.It's just really disgusting how an obvious criminal that killed her daughter and got away with it,and don't foget about all the times she mentioned she was going to make alot of money from all this publicity.Sickening and really sad.She is bidding her time but in the end she will get what she so seriously deserves.

    January 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
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