January 26, 2006

Social networking - the next generation

Alex writes:

Find all those Social Network Sites like MySpace,Tribe and Friendster a little limiting in terms of interactivity? Well here's a couple of slightly more progressive sites based on the idea of fusing The Sims with Social Networking to create a full-scale virtual world for you to inhabit and play around in, rather than just jumping from one Profile Page to another ad nauseum.

Wootanga: All registered Wootangian citizens are invited to explore a web-based world which merges advanced social networking with the immersion of a complete alien society. You will be rewarded with Participation Points and items for your personal usage by interacting with others. By becoming a full Wootangian citizen you'll also be able to engage in a player-driven storyline and change the outcome of the world by taking part in epic community-wide quests.


Second Life : (not to be confused with 'Half-Life') is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by nearly 100,000 people from around the globe. 'The Marketplace' currently supports millions of US dollars in monthly transactions. This commerce is handled with the in-world currency, the Linden dollar, which can be converted to US dollars at several thriving online currency exchanges.


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