If you fancy a shag – turn your webcam off
American Pie style antics
Updated If you fancy getting naked and sweaty with your girlfriend, it might be a good idea to turn your webcam off. Or at least turn it away from the action, or hang your underpants over the lens.
Unless of course you're faking the whole accident thing, and you really want to get your girlfriend into Readers Wives.
Anyway, a young couple seems to have webcammed themselves on the job - deliberately or not. The story is here on www.Dagindaguit.nl - look for the headline "Tiener laat webcam aanstaan tijdens vrijpartij"
I don't know what the story says because Babelfish doesn't do Dutch to English translations.
If you want to see some stills look here at the Retecool weblog.
Thanks to Reg reader Russell Sargeson for the heads up.
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Here's a translation of the news story courtesy of Luc van Ess. Thanks to everyone else who sent in a translation.
It seems the sex pic postings were a revenge action over a dispute about Webpage layouts. The stars of the show are both 17 and come from Harderwijk in the East of the Netherlands. It is known for a Seaworld like park called the "dolfinarium".
Teenager leaves webcam on during shag
A 17 year old student from Harderwijk may have imagined another debut. Last Sunday the boy hooked up his new webcam to his computer in his room and sent his first images to his homepage. He began with pictures of the cat and proudly showed the camera's workings to his father. His father warned him to be careful with the camera, but apparently he didn't listen. For not much later the boy sent live pictures onto the Internet of him and his 17 year old girlfriend getting a bit frisky. He didn't know the webcam was still turned on.
The 24 year old weblogger Jasper, aka Mr Green, just visited the site and really got a treat. Jasper was visiting the site because the student had copied the layout for his site from another weblogger. Jasper saw the explicit pictures and did not hesitate for a moment. He made a couple of screenshots and put them on his own site and on Monday made his find public in his weblog: "Well, don't leave your camera on if you don't want this to happen".
It did not take long for the copied webcam images to be linked to. The original website has already been taken down by the student. Within a few hours the link appeared on the weblogs "retecool" and "Alt0169". Hubert (28) of "Retecool" is still laughing about the incident. "You want as many funny links on your page as possible. Nobody knew this one yet. The poor guy".
After repeated requests for comments to the student his father replied: "My son has been a fool, he realises this. I warned him." The father went on to say that his son is not an exhibitionist and the father was shocked to find out the pictures are now available on numerous websites. "I find the manner in which the pictures have been distributed demeaning. I understand from my son this has to do with a revenge action because of a stolen webpage layout".
But not only the pictures are being distributed. In forums on the weblogs the hunt for the Harderwijker is on. Webloggers and their visitors are digging for as much information about the student and his girlfriend as they can find. His full name, school and the restaurant where he works have already been found out. The city in which the girlfriend lives has also been found out.
"Free gathering of information, is it not?" defends Hubert of "Retecool". The father does not agree and is contemplating legal action to get the pictures off the Internet. But the damage has already been done, he realises. But he has other troubles, the parents of the girlfriend are not aware yet of what has happened.
In the "Retecool" forum the first foreign reaction is already placed by someone called Gino. "Wow, I don't know what the language is, but the link circulated in my office today, here in Boston. Is this guy famous in Holland?" The images of the Hardewijker and his girlfriend have crossed the Atlantic in less than 12 hours. Only on the Internet is something like this possible.