Monday, March 05, 2007

am i the last one in the world to know

about this thing called Second Life? is it as pathetic as it sounds? Would my time be better spent making the real life I have a good one? I am old, so am likely missing the appeal here.

8 Comments:

Blogger Novelist Rogue said...

Yes, you are missing the point. Consider the *SECRET*. Google secret. It's really the Attraction Factor that should guide your life.

March 05, 2007 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Tater said...

"With up to 400,000 regular users, known as residents, "Second Life" has become a testing ground for myriad groups. Music acts like Duran Duran and Suzanne Vega played "live" concerts on stages in the game. Professors have used it to illuminate the experience of schizophrenics. Businesses from Wells Fargo to Starwood Hotels to apparel makers have established online stores (some of them taking real money). Several hundred thousand dollars of virtual currency (convertible into the cold hard variety) changes hands daily."

A Fool and their money are soon parted. This is why people don't vote anymore. They are too busy creating their other lives in cyberspace, to deal with the pressing issues which face us in reality. This is sure to lure thousands and thousands more...

March 05, 2007 2:06 PM  
Blogger David said...

I don't get it either. To me it's just an eloborate video game where you can waste time and money. I do that with porn already.

March 05, 2007 2:12 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Well, I'd only heard of it before, but just checked it out from your link and I have to say the whole thing actually looks really fascinating just for the creative possibilities it seems to have. I could be wrong. But if I end up getting sucked into this thing, I'm blaming you...

March 05, 2007 4:33 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Well, I'd only heard of it before, but just checked it out from your link and I have to say the whole thing actually looks really fascinating just for the creative possibilities it seems to have. I could be wrong. But if I end up getting sucked into this thing, I'm blaming you...

March 05, 2007 4:33 PM  
Blogger SubtleKnife said...

Hi Lynette, I thought I'd "check you out"...

I have actually tried another, similar site, called IMVU for a while. They have their uses, but I decided they're not for me. Theoretically you can earn money with them, by designing products (clothes, skins, accessories, environments) for others, but I think both use some fictional currency and the conversion rates/conditions aren't all that great.

My lasting memory of the phenomenon will be the guy in a TV documentary about Second Life, beaming because he just bought a penis.

March 06, 2007 7:41 AM  
Blogger Lotuslander said...

I've known about it for awhile, and though I think it's oddly alluring. And I love the title. Plus I'm thinking of starting a business on there, and therefore can stay home.

March 07, 2007 1:33 AM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

We will be using Second Life to teach young dropouts real life and critical thinking skills. We are at the beginning stages of this project, but we anticipate that the kids will be having so much fun, they won't even realize they're "learning."

March 07, 2007 9:59 AM  

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