Friday Funday XLVII

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Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet during the previous week.

I recently signed up for a (free!) account with Second Life, the 3D chat/world. As some of you may know, I am also a member of There. I haven’t logged into There in a long time, and it’s not likely that I ever will again. Second Life, on the other hand, is super cool and I log in all the damn time. Ergo, this week’s Friday Funday will be about 3D worlds and chat rooms.

Second Life [del.icio.us]

I’ve heard that Second Life is loosely based on Neal Stephenson’s metaverse. There’s even a Black Sun Club. If you’re ever in-world, look me up. My s/n is Kurtz Lawson.

There [del.icio.us]

One of the more popular 3D worlds, There is kind of like a sanitized version of Second Life. In my opinion, it’s a lot more limiting than SL. On the other hand, it’s a lot less cluttered.

ActiveWorlds [del.icio.us]

You really can’t talk about online 3D worlds without mentioning ActiveWorlds. I mean, look at the copyright on their site; 1997-2005! ActiveWorlds got =super= cluttered (and laggy, as a result) a long time ago, so a lot of people stopped logging in. I haven’t logged in for a long time, but their website looks a lot different than it did when I last logged in, so perhaps the world looks a lot different as well.

Worlds.com [del.icio.us]

Kind of a creepy version of SL and ActiveWorlds. Each world has a different (seemingly random) theme. For example, you can visit AerosmithWorld, BowieWorld, and BlairWitchWorld. WTF?

Kyucon 3D Chat [del.icio.us]

Now here’s one with some promise! Just look at those graphics! The little pig makes me want to try it out. Seriously. Too bad I can’t read any of the instructions.

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  1. I could so totally get sucked into this, like I’ve gotten sucked into blogging. I’ve never done 3D chat, but it was bad enough when I got online for the very first time and got carried away with AOL chat rooms. Egads…If there were 48 hours in my day, and if my kids slept for 24 of them…maybe!

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