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CBC Special Report on the virtual world “Second Life”

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A first glimpse at the vast, virtual world of Second Life that within the past few years has appeared in not only the news but on some television shows like CSI. I myself have ‘played’ Second Life, and even made a few hundred dollars working as the Sales Director of a virtual magazine over the summer break, so it’s something that has always and will always spark my interest.

The CDC did a special report on the world of Second Life, how it interacts with our world, and how it can enhance communications between individuals. It’s a 9 minute video that is worth watching, but I will warn readers that what you see is barely the tip of the iceberg. All of the areas and avatars observed and interviewed are very “newbie” class; unpolished, and lame looking. The complexity of that virtual world is beyond the scope of 9 minutes. Within 9 weeks you still haven’t scratched the surface, but here’s a peek.

Written by michaelkurtz1

November 30, 2009 at 4:05 pm

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