To all the techies out there

I recently came across a series of online life simulation type

I may be out of the loop, but I recently discovered these new simulation type games that are played online and to be honest, I’m a little confused. The one that I have heard the most about is called Second Life. For those who don’t know, Second Life in a virtual world where users are residents and are able to interact with one another through avatars. It’s not even really a game. There are no points or winners, but there is a currency and games to be played within Second Life. You can even do business! I mean, is this the new wave of social networking???

And second life is not the only one. After some research I have discovered number of competitors such as IMVU, Kaneva, Active Worlds and the erotic Red Light Center.

Is anyone a member? Can someone offer some insite as to the functionality of these programs? Anyone…???


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I am a 24 year old public relations student at Centennial College and have a degree from Brock University in communications. I love to read, travel and spend time with friends and family. I enjoy writing am excited to share my thoughts on PR, social media and everyday life.

Posted on January 23, 2008, in computers, social networking and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You know, I’ve thought about trying Second Life on a number of occasions when it’s piqued my curiosity – but I never have. Anybody else want to try investigating the phenomenon with me as a sort of “unofficial class project”?

    It’s true, that as these things grow, they’re being used as excellent communications tools. I think I read or heard that Home Depot has a store in Second Life where you can go and shop, then have your order details sent to a real store for you to pick up.

  2. I am on Second Life! But, it’s confusing as hell. And, I normally get this stuff. I am banking on mine being messed up rather than me not knowing what to do. Haha.

    I joined because of a video podcast I subscribe to (though it no longer being produced). I found out about a lovely film called Four Eyed Monsters, whose creators made a vlog to show fans the process they went through.

    As their film gained success, they decided to do a screening in Second Life. The podcast episode showed the pair in Second Life character and delved into the world a little bit. People from all over the world signed into Second Life and went to a virtual screening of the movie with many others, including the film makers.

    How cool is that?!

    Anyway, I made an account, and I’ve been playing around with it, but I need help. Virtual Rayanne is giving me problems!

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