Ringley's standard of living improved with a new larger apartment, expensive furniture and several business trips to Amsterdam with her accountant.
She claimed that the experience improved her self-image and self body image.
As Ringley attracted a following both on and off the Internet, more than 100 media outlets from The Wall Street Journal to Modern Ferret ran features.
Previously, live webcams transmitted static shots from cameras aimed through windows or at coffee pots.
Jenni Cam was one of the first web sites that continuously and voluntarily surveyed a private life.
Her first webcam contained only black-and-white images of her in the dorm room.
The webpage would automatically refresh every three minutes with the most recent picture from the camera.
Anyone with Internet access could observe the often mundane events of Ringley's life at first, though a few months after its start Ringley started charging viewers for full entry to her site.