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WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO WHEN PEOPLE ARE SUSTAINING ON NARCISSISM?

We were shortlisted for a blog award which we, after looking at the shortlist of blogs, are not that keen. Most of the lifestyle blogs are in a diary style with a fair amount of camwhoring, which brought us to question the quality of the 'award'. It is a lifestyle category. How is camwhoring and a personal diary format got anything to do with that? We think we are quite mistaken by the whole meaning of a blog in a lifestyle category. These people are becoming popular or even getting sponsors and making money with their blogs. Poor us.

Anyway, we felt remotely encouraged when we received this comment from one of the readers viewing the shortlist.

Anyway, we found the definition of camwhore on wiki very hilarious and we thought we will share it:

A camwhore (sometimes cam-whore, cam whore or cam-slut)[1] is an individual who performs sexual services on the Internet with webcam software in exchange for money or goods, usually by a fixed per minute fee or by encouraging viewers to purchase items on their wish lists or add to their online accounts.[2] While the label is usually considered derogatory and insulting,[3] it is also sometimes self-applied, occasionally in a self-deprecating manner.

The term "camwhore" is also used to refer to individuals who post pictures or videos of themselves on the Internet to gain attention. The term disparages those who post pictures of themselves at inappropriate times or places, and usually implies self-absorption. This second usage of the term, deriding vanity and histrionics, is overtaking the prior, more intuitive definition. It is usually synonymous with attention whore.

The term camwhore was first used in print in November 2001,[4] but may have originated in Australia as early as 1999.[5]

Some insight into the world of underage camwhores was provided by a major article in the New York Times. It described the story of Justin Berry, a thirteen-year old boy who, after hooking up his webcam and listing himself on an online forum in order to make friends, was propositioned by older men to strip and masturbate on camera.[6] CNN referred to him as "in the language of cyberspace... a cam-whore".[7] He eventually started his own paysite, was molested for money, sold video recordings of his encounters with Mexican prostitutes, and helped hire other underage models.[6] He made several hundred thousand dollars over five years.[6] In the end he turned all information over to prosecutors in exchange for immunity.[6]

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