Blog entries categorized under Virtual Worlds
I am a media studies student at a major University and I am looking for some more participants to complete this online virtual world survey for my senior project. The survey is positive and beneficial to the community. There are a total of 25 questions, each one must be answered. The survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete. I did not have enought participants the first round so now I am desperate for more. I only have a day to complete the survey. I would so appreciate your help.
Just click the link below and follow the instructions.
The survey is anonymous.
As some of you may have seen listed in the forums or even on facebook, there was an article posted recently about how Facebook killed the Virtual World. I personally don't see that as a fair comparison, the two are rather opposite and are very different in many many ways.
I've noticed something interesting. Since I started in There.com, it came to my knowledge now how addicting it can be. I can be on There.com for the whole day without moving. Scary, isn't it? I can be on for a whole week without sleeping (but I will never do that). There.com is a fun social interactive virtual world. Second Life, Twinity, Blue Mars, VIE, NuVera, etc... are all great as well. If you remember back in 2006 when Dr. Phil came on and discussed about There, he made some valid points. Virtual Worlds are addicting. We all need to becareful because if we decide to spend all of our money on virtual worlds than they shut down, we will have nothing in return. Look at Second Life. Have you played with the horses? They are cute and fun, and very addicting. According to my friend, we rent the horses and have no ownership of them. We all need to becareful on how much we spend and play on a virtual world. It is fun, but real life is more important than virtual worlds.
Careful what you download, even from "trusted" friends thru file sharing programs like skype. It could cost you your computer. It costed me 700 dollars to replace mine.
Are you listening, Michael Wilson?
Are you listening to the handicapped and disabled people, who in real life sat in wheelchairs...you gave them legs that worked, so they could dance and walk and run... do you know you gave them a different life? How do they feel now?
What about the friends...who came to love each other...
And the sick people with cancer and other diseases? There was an escape for them, a way to forget their illness.
And the lovers? What about the lovers?