Thursday, November 19, 2009



Build it bigger and better in second life. Second life is much more than a social media networking site. As we looked at last time second life allows large amounts of customization to your avatar, but it also allows you to customize the world around you as well. With in the game you are a owner of space and it is a real world market. With in the game you make and spend Linden dollars and for the big players they will spend real money to buy property and build highly custom building. The premiss of building is second life is very simple, but form there it can become complexed. You start with six set shapes and from there you take these shapes and change them by pulling sides in and out. It is much like a stack and play system, but things must be well balanced and placed or they will come crashing down. Many of the major companies or people who have money to spend will out source the building and design to firms with in second life. These firms build buildings that look like buildings in first life and things we only wish we could build. Still not sure second life is for you? Log on and check it out for your self!

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  1. I was really interested when you did your book report presentation also, because I had never herd of second life until this class. To me, second life just seems like your own personal computer game. A first it seemed a little lame to me that people would even want to do this. But, I guess it's just the same as immersing yourself into any other online game where you are chatting with real people

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  3. Did you know that some online classes are being taught on second life in full scale university mock-ups of real schools? I just read about this the other day. They take attendance and everything. They even have to pay for the online real estate.

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