As such, Jenni Cam set the stage for conversations regarding the relationship of technology and gender.
Ringley's desire to maintain the purity of the cam-eye view of her life eventually created the need to establish that she was within her rights as an adult to broadcast such information, in the legal sense, and that it was not harmful to other adults.
Ringley's innovation was simply to allow others to view her daily activities. She did not wish to filter the events that were shown on her camera, so sometimes she was shown nude or engaging in sexual behavior, including sexual intercourse and masturbation.
This continued until an incident occurred wherein she was discovered by a group of hackers on Efnet who teased her for their own amusement.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.She also hosted her own Internet talk show on The Sync, an early webcasting network based in Laurel, Maryland.Jenni Cam was one of the first web sites that continuously and voluntarily surveyed a private life.Her first webcam contained only black-and-white images of her in the dorm room.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.As Ringley attracted a following both on and off the Internet, more than 100 media outlets from The Wall Street Journal to Modern Ferret ran features.Ringley owned several ferrets and Modern Ferret featured Jenni and one of her pets on the front cover.She also appeared on The Today Show, and World News Tonight With Peter Jennings.When Ringley moved to Sacramento, California, she documented the boxing of her possessions with free live streaming and full audio.