The San Francisco FogCam!

The world's oldest webcam. Live San Francisco views since 1994.

FogCam! at San Francisco State University. View of Holloway Ave. Updates every 20 seconds.

FogCam! sprang to life in 1994 as a student project in the Department of Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. Fogcam! is the oldest continuously operating webcam in the world.

Wikipedia confirms we are the oldest operating webcam. You can even see FogCam! on Wikipedia's list of oldest websites.

We've slightly changed campus locations a few times as necessary over the years, to prevent being shut down by the university. Cameras don't last decades when exposed to sunlight, so we are on our 4th? camera now. Though we originally coded our own webcam software in AppleScript along with the shareware/freeware programs Anarchie, Clip2Gif, and MacHTTP, we now use commercial webcam software.

Historically, the first webcam actually predated the web. The Trojan Room coffee pot cam at the University of Cambridge came online way back in 1991.

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FogCam! created and operated by Webdog and Danno. Danno still has some amusing 1995 FogCam pictures on his website.

Email Webdog and Danno at fogcam@webdog.com and Follow FogCam on Twitter

Last updated: May 10, 2018.