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So... Second Life anybody?
« on: August 07, 2007, 05:36:58 PM »

Anyone on here on Second Life? (www.secondlife.com)

Anyone WANT to be on Second Life?

Anyone even know what Second Life is? :)
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Re: So... Second Life anybody?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007, 05:52:54 PM »

Tried it but found it too difficult to maneuver around.
Plus it doesn't offer too much unless you pay to get an account.  The free stuff was just boring.
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Re: So... Second Life anybody?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007, 05:53:40 PM »

Is Second Life similar to The Sims?
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Re: So... Second Life anybody?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007, 06:25:05 PM »

I love the Sims 2 games.  This is similar but you can interact with real people from all over the world.
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Re: So... Second Life anybody?
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007, 07:05:15 PM »

Anyone on here on Second Life? (www.secondlife.com)

Anyone WANT to be on Second Life?

Anyone even know what Second Life is? :)



I have only just started hearing about it. Caught a reference to it on some comedy show a few nights ago. Family Guy, maybe? Anyway, it sounds interesting. I've been meaning to look it up online. I'm a little afraid, though. If I now find an addictive game that increases my computer time, my S.O. is going to have a conniption! And I was addicted to Bejeweled and No Mess for ages!!

So.... gotta link?
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Re: So... Second Life anybody?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2007, 08:59:54 PM »

Anyone on here on Second Life? (www.secondlife.com)

Anyone WANT to be on Second Life?

Anyone even know what Second Life is? :)



I'm still trying to navigate the first life!!!

I guess I'm ignorant to what you are refering to and have come to realize that my plate is already to full to investigate .
I do hope you're enjoying your life in whatever form or activity that may be.
J. Pat Mc Elligott
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Re: So... Second Life anybody?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2007, 09:26:33 PM »

Anyone on here on Second Life? (www.secondlife.com)

Anyone WANT to be on Second Life?

Anyone even know what Second Life is? :)



I have only just started hearing about it. Caught a reference to it on some comedy show a few nights ago. Family Guy, maybe? Anyway, it sounds interesting. I've been meaning to look it up online. I'm a little afraid, though. If I now find an addictive game that increases my computer time, my S.O. is going to have a conniption! And I was addicted to Bejeweled and No Mess for ages!!

So.... gotta link?


www.secondlife.com

It has been compared to The Sims, but it's not really close. It's like an alternate reality... part surrealist painting, part Matrix, part cyberspace. Things called "avatars" are controlled by real people and move around, hang out, and most importantly create things.

The world's basically a blank canvas for people to create whoever or whatever they want.

It's free to try out and play, you only have to pay into it if you want to own land (which isn't necessary at all) or go on an extended shopping spree (although there's a ton of free stuff everywhere, free clothing, etc).

Lots of business opportunities in there, too (think the WWW circa 1995).

If any of you stumble into there, my avatar name is Lordfly Digeridoo, if I have time I can guide you around a bit :)

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Re: So... Second Life anybody?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2007, 11:05:07 PM »

I've glanced at it, but I don't have much time for computer games of any kind.

BTW, there is a very real possibility that Second Life will become the target of taxation:
http://money.cnn.com/2007/03/02/technology/sl_taxes/index.htm
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Re: So... Second Life anybody?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2007, 01:21:08 AM »

I've glanced at it, but I don't have much time for computer games of any kind.

BTW, there is a very real possibility that Second Life will become the target of taxation:
http://money.cnn.com/2007/03/02/technology/sl_taxes/index.htm



SL is already taxed. I declare my income that I make through SL. Taxing it twice would make no sense.
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Re: So... Second Life anybody?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2007, 09:07:53 AM »

Geez I hardly have time to do everything I want/need to do in my first life, I think a second life would make me crazy!  ;)
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Re: So... Second Life anybody?
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2007, 12:26:43 AM »

Second Life is drawing some fire from the WSJ:
http://tinyurl.com/2zs4gz

There was also an article in the latest Wired mag about companies establishing marketing presences in Second Life.
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2007, 12:32:27 AM »

Second Life is drawing some fire from the WSJ:
http://tinyurl.com/2zs4gz

There was also an article in the latest Wired mag about companies establishing marketing presences in Second Life.



Doesn't sound like flak about SL so much as it is talking about the dangers of online relationships and whether it's considered "cheating" (which in my opinion it is).

The press coverage of SL is really weird... rarely it's spot on, most of it is "gee whiz this internet thingie"-style garbage that was popular in 1995 or so when the WWW was becoming hot stuff.

The fact of the matter is that you can do almost anything you want to do in SL that you can do in real life, albeit virtually. Including all the messy bits of cheating on your wife.

So don't do that. :P
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Re: So... Second Life anybody?
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2007, 12:45:05 AM »

Doesn't sound like flak about SL so much as it is talking about the dangers of online relationships and whether it's considered "cheating" (which in my opinion it is).
I agree, but it sure seems like the WSJ is singling out SL. What's gonna stick in a reader's head when no other virtual community is mentioned?

Edit: I see they mentioed Everquest as well.
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Re: So... Second Life anybody?
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2007, 01:38:36 AM »

Doesn't sound like flak about SL so much as it is talking about the dangers of online relationships and whether it's considered "cheating" (which in my opinion it is).
I agree, but it sure seems like the WSJ is singling out SL. What's gonna stick in a reader's head when no other virtual community is mentioned?

Edit: I see they mentioed Everquest as well.

Probably because Second Life is a media darling right now. It's a relatively new concept (not really a game, not really a tool... it's a thingie!), it's proven to be wildly successful (the exponential growth is staggering), and the reporters love talking about it, even if incorrectly.

The shininess is starting to wear off though, there have been more critical pieces about SL lately than there have been in the past.

You just have to take it all with a grain of salt.
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