Doing Nineteen to Life

Long before you shot your first live video in Meerkat or Periscope, a 19 year-old named Jennifer Ringley was giving birth to the age of lifecasting. It all started in 1996 when Jenni stumbled upon a new piece of technology at her college bookstore. A webcam. “We’ve come to expect that when someone does something this extreme, it’s the result of something extreme in their personality. But Jenni is confoundingly normal.” (Foget normal. By today’s standards, Jenni is a recluse.)

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