Thursday, March 08, 2007

Just did a story on SecondLife and am now convinced it is the future of the web. It's like the web, but much more interactive. And you can exchange your linden dollars and turn it into real money. This land developer actually made a million dollars last year just for developing virtual landscapes. If you are on Second Life you should look up my Avatar. I go by Zarah Hykova. And no, I don't pay a monthly fee. You don't have to, either. We can just hang out there and go dancing or shopping or maybe earn enough to make a garden or own our own little shop. I know it sounds like I've been sucked into a nerd vortex, and perhaps I have, but like I always say "don't judge".

8 comments:

Sherpa said...

I haven't been on the site, but the more I hear about it, the more I think second life is just the beginning of something huge.

SJ said...

a friend of mine at work showed me where you can get all this freebie stuff for your avatar and I've discovered this place that gave me all these designer jeans and I'm almost as happy as I'd be in real life just trying them all on. My character has Harley jeans on right now.

I'm also sporting butterfly wings...I'm so virtual!

SJ said...

just so you know, it's a little addicting.

and i'm still trying to figure out how to make money here.

Steve said...

Second Life has been around for quite some time. It's just that mainstream media is taking note. I've seen stories on CNN International and BBC, etc., but to me it still seems like a waste of time. Like what is the point. Why would I want to have a make believe me and sit in front of my computer all day (which I do anyways for work and already TOO much spare time) and live my pretend life. I just don't get it. Bah-humbug!!!! :)

SJ said...

I thought the same thing...and then i started playing. It's the web, but more interactive. They even have political places like Wes Clark '08.

esperanza said...

It't the addiction part that sounds kinda scarey to me....I wondr how many people "live" there all the time, I'm not judging though, I was just introduced to guitar hero and it's a good thing I don't own it, because I'd live there too often!

seth said...

i'd be cool if i could live in the woods somewhere and make enough money in 2nd life to survive, but it's probably easier to telecommute to a job in the real world. as for guitar hero, i think i am the worst ever at that game. it's way fun though

SJ said...

so the addiction is wearing off. other than being able to change into different jeans and talk to people at discos there doesn't seem to be much more to it...at least not without paying into the system. I have no idea how to make money in a non-sleazy way on there. But I did find a Peace Garden for members of the Church...however there seemed to be some random anti-Mormon debate going on at the time of my visit...

Ya, life is better in the real world.