Ever since my business colleague, Martin Brossman, told me about Second Life, I have been trying to figure it out. According to the site:
Second Life is a 3-D virtual world created by its Residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by millions of Residents from around the globe.
Upon first glance, it appears to look a lot like that other game-thingy…um…what was it called? The Sims, I think. It’s sorta’ neat, but I have to admit that I’m still a little confused as to the point. Perhaps someone else out there who has actually used it could offer up some better insight?
The idea behind Second Life is neat. People from all around the world can join it and actually create businesses and other neat things- it’s pretty much like going to work and leading an ordinary life except you’re doing it in a virtual world.
The marketplace section of the site is another neat feature where you can actually make real money because Second Life has a fully-integrated economy “architected to reward risk, innovation and craftsmanship”.
Second Life seems to be a great place for those who wish to drum up business for their business. Those who succeed do so by being original, creative and who demonstrate their entrepreneurial abilities. If any of you have ever joined this fascinating site and would care to enlighten the rest of us, we’d love to hear from you! In the meantime, check out Second Life and let me know what you think of it. They also have a blog.