I used to be a little shy about using webcams, but my mac has built-in iSight so I eventually let go of my insecurities and tested it out. Now my webcam helps me keep in touch with friends and family across the country, chat with other tech bloggers, and even check in on my BFF's adorable newborn. Sure, it sometimes feels silly and I wonder if my hair looks clean, but it's so nice to see my aunt's face when I talk to her online.
Even if you don't have a built-in camera, many people have become dependent on webcams like this one from Conof for keeping in contact with their family — particularly during the holidays. Where do you stand on the webcam divide?