A couple of months ago, I posted a "call to action" regarding the state of Google's MediaStream API, which is meant to be used with cool new web technology like WebRTC. You've probably seen WebRTC already. It allows you to record video and audio through your webcam without having to use Flash or some sort of third-party technology--it's all handled through the browser. This is particularly cool because it can allow for things like real-time video chatting without all parties having to download extra software (for example, Chat Roulette operates on Flash... if you hate Flash, you're fucked). With WebRTC, as long as your browser supports it, you're in.
A lot of people don't know about WebRTC though and kind of float away from it because of that, so I'm going to share my experience with it in a non-complainy context because it's kind of awesome!
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