Camming websites typically fall into two main categories, dependent upon whether their video chat rooms are free or private.
However in free chat rooms payment is voluntary and is in the form of tips, thus providing the model with an income at a minimal cost for the multiple viewers of her chat room's video stream.
Tips are electronic tokens that viewers can buy from a camming website, and then give to the models during live performances.
Camgirls will frequently read and respond to the scrolling viewer comments.
However this is not the first time that conversational interaction had become a boon for the erotic entertainment industry.
The term webcam is a clipped compound used to combine the terms video camera and World Wide Web.