" I ask."Not until right now, actually, talking to you.I've just realized that, yeah, like, probably it's my best friend right now. Lotts' computer isn't just her best friend -- it's her main revenue generator and her connection, not only to her fans but also to the outside world.

After he finishes, Brett turns on two sets of studio lights — black stands with a cluster of three bulbs surrounded by reflective silver material — in opposite corners of his bedroom, which features a tie-dyed Led Zeppelin poster above the bed and a tangle of Play Station cords and dirty socks on the floor.

At p.m., Brett switches on the camera clipped to his laptop and gets on all fours atop a turquoise yoga mat in the narrow space between the bed and the wall.

The Marzili (also callend Marzer) comprises a paddling pool for toddlers and a sports pool with 8 x 50 meter lanes, a pool for non-swimmers and a diving basin with 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards. Back then the admission fee was five centimes, so it was known as the “Füfiweiher”.

In addition, there is a spacious 10,000m2 lawn for sun bathing. Whoever visits the city during summer and strikes up a conversation with the locals will sooner or later be advised not to miss «the most beautiful riverside bathing spot in Europe» with its views on the Bundeshaus (house of parliament) and the cathedral. What makes the Marzili so special is that you are swimming in the open Aare (so it is only for good swimmers! In several places, and upriver, you have access to the water through stairs with retaining rods.

During our wide-ranging conversation she'll talk confidently about the business of live streaming video, the ephemeral nature of online fame, Rashida Jones' controversial Netflix documentary and the markup on consumer eyewear.

But one question gives her pause."Have you ever thought about how intimate your relationship is with your computer?

Harli Lotts (not her real name) knows her audience better than just about anyone I've ever met in online media.

In just two years, the bubbly blonde from El Paso, Texas, has gone from manager of a rent-to-own store to rising internet starlet by making personal connections with a loyal online audience.

Lotts is a social media star in the truest sense of the word.

She is one of a growing number of independent, live streaming video personalities who can make thousands of dollars in just a few hours broadcasting mostly unremarkable acts for a captive internet audience. Lotts is a cam girl, part of a booming at-home workforce made up of young women -- and a few men -- who are upending the adult entertainment industry and social media at the same time.

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