Breaking News: Following the extensive news coverage about the planned ending of FogCam, San Francisco State University has asked to preserve and run it indefinitely. Please direct media inquiries to Kent Bravo, SF State Media Relations (

Official Statement: San Francisco State University can confirm it has agreed to continue maintaining the FogCam, which prevents shutdown of the service. San Francisco State University has supported operation of the FogCam since its inception in 1994, a major technology milestone at the time. The University looks forward to continuing the webcam’s legacy.

Notice: After 25 years, FogCam is shutting down forever at the end of August, 2019. Webdog and Danno thank our viewers and San Francisco State University for their support over the years. The Internet has changed dramatically since 1994, but FogCam will always have a special place in its history.

The San Francisco FogCam!

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

FogCam! at San Francisco State University. 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.

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. It was retired in 2001.

News articles about FogCam:

FogCam! created by Jeff Schwartz (aka Webdog) and Dan Wong (aka Danno).
Operated by Academic Technology at San Francisco State University.

Danno still has some amusing 1995 FogCam pictures on his website.

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Last updated: August 30, 2019