[LINK] Reqiuem Pace Second Life

Jenny Millea jmillea at educationau.edu.au
Fri Oct 10 11:40:16 EST 2008

According to Gartner's Hype Cycle we're currently in the trough of disillusionment for virtual worlds.

Though maybe it depends on age group? Reports suggest that kids are the growing group of users of virtual worlds.

See http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/biztech/boom-in-virtual-playgrounds-for-kids/2008/10/09/1223145499071.html

"In Australia, the most successful projects include the Finnish teenage virtual world Habbo and Canada's Club Penguin, for five-to-12-year-olds, which was bought out last year by Disney for $US700 million .

Habbo, which started an Australian arm nearly four years ago, attracts about a quarter of the 800,000 Australians aged 13 to 17 every month. They spend an average of one hour per session in Habbo - more than double that of MySpace in Australia."


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-----Original Message-----
From: link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Ivan Trundle
Sent: Friday, 10 October 2008 10:57 AM
To: Howard Lowndes
Cc: link at anu.edu.au
Subject: Re: [LINK] Reqiuem Pace Second Life

On 10/10/2008, at 10:32 AM, Howard Lowndes wrote:

>  Personally, I'm struggling to cope with First Life to even think
> about
> a Second Life - even though I do have a (much under-used) avatar.

A fair comment. I'm in the same boat, and it amazes me that people
need more than one life...

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