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Avoid Lines at Starbucks: Check the Live Cam

Posted on: June 4th, 2012 by Deetra Wiley

Early Morning Starbucks Traffic

Need to know if Starbucks is busy during the time you’d like to visit them for that favorite cup of coffee, food, snack, etc.?   If so, then be sure to visit the Starbucks live cam at  to monitor the Starbucks traffic so you can “run in” to make a purchase.  You can see   the  other campus live cams via computer or mobile device as well.  The views are refreshed once every second.

The Starbucks live cam was installed in the J.D. Williams Library on March 21, 2012.  “I think this is a great idea,” says Justin McDaniel, Senior Biochemistry major.  “It’s great to know that I can look online to see if there’s a long line at Starbucks before I decide to take a break from studying.”   McDaniel added,  “I bet 90% of my Flex is spent at Starbucks.  I think it’s a great idea for the location and this live cam certainly makes it better.”

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