any of my friends joining second life?

Singapore
July 24, 2007 10:14pm CST
cover story of Newsweek this week is on Second life, the online world. Created by Linden Labs, they have been in the news a lot lately because the currency in this virtual world can be covered into US dollars at the rate of 270 Linden to 1 USD. any of you are already an avatar in Second Life? Any intending to join? apparently subscription is $9.90 each month and you can buy and sell real estate, fashion and chat with others and form relationships in the world. it seems like a fun game, but for me the cost is too high for just another form of online entertainment. some people use it to keep in touch with their relatives who are living overseas, and some companies have even used it to set up boardroom meetings. Other handicapped communities have set up gatherings on private islands and the article says that it is especially liberating since they have full use of their faculties for their online avatar. have you heard of this? will you join it? why or why not?
2 responses
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
25 Jul 07
hmm... this is interesting. But the subscription is a little high. I have never heard of it till this thread. Unless it is really that easy to make money off the site, not likely to want to pay the subscription just to stay in touch with a virtual community. Mylot here is a good one to keep in touch with my friends online. There are also numerous other free community that people can join to keep in touch. Like I mentioned, unless the ROI for participating in the selling and buying in that community is good, no point putting good money into it. that is my take ;)
• Singapore
25 Jul 07
it's really huge. 8 million users worldwide and growing. it was only started in 2006.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
26 Jul 07
really? wow, that is one heck of a big network. what is the link? I like to learn more. Looks interesting. Worth exploring. ;)
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I have not heard of this before until you mentioned it here. I am not sure if I would pay even that much to participate. I may check out the reviews though.
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• Singapore
25 Jul 07
well this lady made her first million selling real estate there not so long ago. Her name is Anshe Graef, a former language teacher living near Frankfurt, Germany.