Being A Camgirl Now Takes 40 Seconds Of Staring At The Camera

Time was, a camgirl had to turn on a 24-hour webcam to get some attention and maybe some gifts from her Amazon wishlist. Now this adorable little Japanese-American (or white girl who speaks fluent Japanese?) girl (woman? She lists herself as 21) named MRirian gets hundreds of thousands of viewers for each of her one-minute YouTube videos. Sometimes she speaks in Japanese, sometimes she even moves around, but mostly she just stares at the camera with her cute-overload face. Like so:

The video above got over 615,000 views since MRirian, or Magi, posted it on Sunday. Forty seconds of staring and a hand-wave. Granted, she's adorable as a basket of pugs, but since YouTube only registers viewers who stick around for more than a couple of seconds, that means people are seeing one video, watching all the way through while nothing happens, and clicking another video to do it again.

It's not a Japanese fan club; the comments on her silent and conversational videos are all in English, and most revolve around the theme of "I wanna bang her." But YouTube's ad program doesn't care, and Magi (who further exploits her cuteness at her Yahoo blog) has enough viewers to theoretically make a living as a YouTube partner as history's laziest camgirl.