After many people mentioned Second Life to me at BBQ’s and Christmas parties this festive season I decided to download the software [30MB] and give it a whirl. It takes some learning but then I guess that is to be expected for an application that offers so many possibilities. Second Life’s environment, its objects and entertainment are created predominantly by users rather than the creators of the software itself, Linden Lab. Developers, or simply those wishing to create their own virtual environment, can introduce externally created 3D objects or use Linden Scripting Language to animate existing objects.
I was soon changing my avatars appearance, flying, chatting to fellow second life users and dancing in nightclubs. Read the rest of this post »