What is Second Life?
Second Life is a three-dimensional virtual community created entirely by its membership. Members assume an identity and take up residence in Second Life, creating a customized avatar or personage to represent themselves. The avatar moves about in the virtual world using mouse control and intuitive keyboard buttons. Second Life’s virtual world also includes sound; wind in the swaying trees, babbling brooks, audible conversation, and built-in chat and instant messaging. Residents buy property, start businesses, game with other residents, create objects, join clubs, attend classes, or just hang out. The rendering of Second Life is remarkable, making it an instant guilty pleasure. As of fall 2006, over 3,000 residents reportedly make an excess of 20 thousand US Dollars (USD) per year running businesses in Second Life. Most of them sell objects they’ve created that other residents want. One Second Life resident landed a Business Week cover story for earning a three-figure income – that’s re
Second Life is a 3-D virtual world created by its Residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by millions of Residents from around the globe. Explore, and you’ll discover a vast digital World, teeming with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity. You’ll also be surrounded by the Creations of your fellow Residents. Because Residents retain intellectual property rights in their digital creations, they can buy, sell and trade with other Residents. Second Life is a great place to meet and create with other Burners from around the world. Not just at the yearly Burning Life festival, but all year long. Just as you wouldn’t dream of heading off to the middle of the desert for the real life Burning Man festival without doing any research on desert survival, you probably want to learn something about Second Life before you teleport in for the first time. To get you off on the right second foot, enjoy this collection of tutorial vide
” compares being active in Second Life with taking part in an urban community garden. It’s a comparison I hadn’t thought of, but there’s a lot of validity to it. If you’re wondering what people see in Second Life, this machinima will give you some idea. If you’re an old hand in Second Life, you’ll probably still enjoy watching it.