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Jan 5, 2007

This week, I have been exploring an entirely new medium (its been around for a while and written about for almost 20 years but its new to me.)   Its called SecondLife and its basically a virtual reality game world online. 

Its really a virtual overlay on top of the internet.  It makes for an infinitely more interesting user experience in many ways.  You literally are a person in this world and explore the net by walking, flying and teleporting.  Plus you can talk to other web surfers.

There's a business angle to it as well.  You can earn Linden dollars in SecondLife and convert them into real cash.  Its free to set up a user account, but you will need a basic level graphics card to run the program (browser like interface for this online medium).  It is free to join, actually they give you the equivalent of $3 US for joining, but you will probably spend that having fun and learning your way around.  After that you can always get a virtual job and earn money or start a business or bring in your real life business to an office in SL.

Here I am dancing and listening to MyChemical Romance at a Warner Brothers floating island in the sky.

I'm finding that this is an interesting way to connect with people and have better conversations in chat mode rather than the old fashion completely text based area.  Plus, I'm finding that its a very amusing place to find things to write about.  I'm specifically developing my ability to write dialogue in my creative writing adventures.

The interaction is great for coming up with some pretty funny ideas, which I'm going to develop a little more as I get the hang of the place some more


WooHoo ed by Brett Bumeter at 3:34 PM  

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