Perhaps you’ve heard your friends or colleagues make references to their adventures, exploits, or business endeavors in Second Life and have wondered “What is the DEAL??? Isn’t that a pretend world? Why are there so many people spending so much time and money in there?”
I have got to admit that the concept of Second Life went over my head the first few times I heard about it–I just couldn’t wrap my mind around what the seemingly irresistible appeal of it was. Last year I decided that the only way to really understand what the dealio was was to stop thinking about it and just do it.
So I took a flying leap into the vast blue ocean that is Second Life and started exploring and getting involved in community activities.I am excited and scared to know that I now have a legitimate business excuse to be hanging out in Second Life again, so I don’t have to feel guilty about spending time in there. Excited because it’s a hoot! Scared because it has the potential to be a major time sucker-upper if you don’t keep a tight reign on things. It’s easy to lose yourself in Second Life.
I can barely explain what it’s like to work virtually in the real world, so I have no hope at this point of explaining what it’s like to work/live/play virtually in a virtual world, so if you’re curious about what Second Life is, please just watch this video. The British little boy does a much better job than I ever could 🙂 .
Oh, and if you’re interested in exploring it further, please leave me a comment, and maybe we could meet up “in-world” as they call it 🙂 and explore together.