Second Life

Brett, a member of Colin McEnroe's class on blogging wrote this blog entry. About Second Life, he writes, "I think it contributes to people's lack of personal correspondence in the real world".

I wrote two comments to his blog entry, which I have combined below:

I must admit, I don't play Second Life. It requires a computer running fairly recent versions of operating systems and fairly powerful graphics cards, both of which I lack.

However, if I had a better machine, I would probably be playing Second Life. I have a different view of Second Life. It is a community. Some people join Rotary, others join Second Life. Based on other virtual communities I've been part of, I suspect that they get together face to face as well.

For the blogging side of things, I would encourage you to read Second Life Herald. It brings a whole new perspective to blogs and to journalism.

I would also encourage you to read my blog entry, Random Observations.

One of the things that I talk about is the outbreak of a plague in World of Warcraft. People are now studying the reaction to the outbreak as people think about how to prepare for an outbreak like the Bird Flu.

As a follow up on the community aspects of Second Life, check out Second Life Community Convention.

Perhaps more importantly take a look at Brigadoon, An innovative online community for people dealing with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism and live2give, An innovative online community for people dealing with Cerebral Palsy and similar conditions.

From CGG

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