For the next seven years, Ringley streamed her daily life, uncut and uncensored for an audience of millions of strangers.
She would become something of an internet phenomenon, a precursor to the unvarnished You Tube, Snapchat and Instagram celebrities of today.
She rigged her webcam to constantly record candid stills from inside her dorm room and upload a new image every 15 minutes to her site,
You Tube launched its live video service in 2010, followed by Facebook and Twitter in 2015 and Instagram in 2016.
The big social networks have put their money on live video but anyone working in the adult cam industry could have told you: It's been a safe bet for years.
She arrived at our interview on a sweltering Friday morning in a hotel suite on the Las Vegas strip with a small entourage of two other budding social media influencers, Amber Vixx and Stefanie Joy (also not their names).
After our interview, she and her friends will probably hit the pool at a local apartment complex and do what millennials do: eat pizza and play out their lives in front of tiny, portable cameras.
We were in this incredibly desperate world where we had all moved away from home, we weren't with the kids that grew up with.