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Originally posted by nixie_nox
As a member of second life I can also attest to this. (btw, I want to start an ats group in second life..hint hint)
On paper, it is virtual space. Your paying for computer space. It is the attraction of that computer space that makes it valuable. Farmville is huge in facebook. I have never gotten into it myself. There are very real businesses in these communities as another poster pointed out. (I will be sure to check your stuff out)
Supposedly someone has already made a million dollars in second life, but I personally don't believe it. but there are businesses there that are huge, that give the creator/store owner a comfortable existance without even having to leave the house.
You are not really paying for the space, well a little, the computer space. You are paying for popularity. This goes for anything on the net. Why is google worth billions? Its a search engine and app. Nothing more. But its the name your paying for.
Originally posted by Misterlondon
These worlds are not real!! They are virtual worlds in a video game, no different from someone playing call of duty or gta on an xbox.. I think it is a worrying situation when people start to get these virtual worlds confused with reality! Nerds is not a word I would use for these people, it would be disillusioned..
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