Shelf kids was created on January 21st, 2009 around 1pm. It was created through a chat room/webcam site called stickam. Four out of five members of the band Cobra Starship went to a Cabin in PA to write songs for their next album. They decided to set up a webcam so fans could watch this process and ask them questions. It was 24/7 for four days. They had the webcam set up on top of a shelf overlooking the table (for most of the time). Somebody in the chatroom mentioned that we were like "flies on a wall" then somebody said "flies on a shelf". Then shelf kids was created. Usually referred to as Shelfies. They also crashed a Metro Station chat/webcam later on, they were the first ones to arrive in the chat and there were so many Shelf Kids that Metro Station had to shut their chat down.