After she reacted humorously to their taunts, Jenni Cam was hacked, and Ringley received death threats. Initially, the camera tended to be turned off during especially private moments, but eventually this custom was abandoned, and images were captured of Ringley engaging in sex. in 1998, she added webcams to cover the additional living space (four webcams captured images of her life).In May 1997 Ringley graduated from Dickinson with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She began charging for access to her site, allowing both paid and free access with the paid access updating the images more frequently than the free access.Sexually active New Yorkers looking to wise up before turning the lights down can verify their partners' sexual health status with a simple glance in their wallet.
She added more pages to her website that included pictures of her cats and ferrets.
Her site was doing well as she stayed home and claimed her profession to be a "web designer" for her site.
At the end of the interview, and even after having been corrected once, Letterman plugged the site as instead of the correct (Ringley owned both and Jennicam.org).
People visiting the previously non-existent found a pornographic site with the greeting, "Thanks Dave".
Out of the public eye, she stated, "I really am enjoying my privacy now.
I don't have a web page; I don't have a My Space page.
Unlike later for-profit webcam services, Sources stated that Jenni Cam received over 100 million visitors weekly.
Nate Lanxon of CNET said "remember this is 1996 and the Web as we know it now had barely lost its virginity, let alone given birth to the God-child we know as the modern Internet." On April 3, 1996, during her junior year at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the 19-year-old Ringley installed a webcam in her college dorm room, and provided images from that cam on a webpage.
Ringley received some criticism from fans when she became involved with Dex, a man who was the fiancé of a fellow webcammer and friend who helped her with her move to California.
Ringley worked for a web developer after a brief stint as a case worker for a social services agency in Sacramento.
As an actress, she was cast in "Rear Windows '98," a 1998 episode of the TV series Diagnosis Murder, portraying Joannecam, a fictionalized version of herself.