Thursday, November 20, 2008

What makes a virtual world tick?

I have been very loyal to SL since I joined two years ago. I really like it since day one, lots of strong bonds, lovely experiences and much more in this world that we have created. On top of this I don’t have time to join other worlds. Scary thought having a third of forth bonus life!

Anyhow, I follow of course what happens in other virtual worlds pretty careful. Not long ago (this summer) Google started up Google Lively. (Thanks Tina for the post) and I was to say the least astonished reading their “TOS”:

“We don’t allow nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. This includes making sexual advances toward other users

When I read this fantastic phrase I was close to leave SL and said to my self:” Jesper Prinz, get a Lively account, now!”

Finally someone (Google) took the fight against the load of filth, pixel nipples, newbie bananas, bad language and much worse things (I have heard avatars are committing sexual intercourse in SL, but it cant be true) thats going on 24/7 in Second Life. I was so happy that day!

But for some reason I forgot to join and now it’s too late…*sobs*

Today Google announced that they will kill Lively teh Dec 31st 2008….

I hope IBM picks up the dropped relay baton in Open Spaces.


Lennart Nilsson said...

...committing sexual intercourse! Wow, that sounds like a crime...


Jesper Prinz said...

Yeah obviously!