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How to Make Money in The Virtual World

esn’t dream about having their own business?  Although mowing lawns and shoveling snow were not glorious ways to make money, at a young age I learned that I’d rather have my own business than earning my allowance taking out … Continue reading

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7 Criteria Defining Virtual Worlds

st exposure to a virtual world was through reading about Second Life from the official guide that I found in the Harvard Coop bookstore.  The guide was packed with technical detail, but had a glossy cover and an “easy-breezy” feel … Continue reading

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Eve Online: Virtual World Game Uncloaked

strictest sense, and with an understanding of psychology, a game can be said to exist whenever there is an interaction between individuals, regardless of overtly stated rules, goals and challenges.  According to this definition, virtual worlds can be … Continue reading

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The Relevancy of the Real World

thought about creating a virtual world meetup inBoston, I asked myself whether the real world any longer had any relevancy. After all, if we can meet in the virtual world, why bother with the real world?  I’m an … Continue reading

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The Games People Play: Where is Second Life headed next?

y love them or you may hate them but chances are you have an emotional response when the subject of games is brought up at a cocktail party. The paradox is that work, art, sports, play and gambling are … Continue reading

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Supercharge Your Computer with Compressed Air

just about given up on trying to participate in Second Life because my laptop kept crashing.  I enjoy a good challenge and I enjoy fixing computers.  I had modified the operating system in a number of different ways … Continue reading

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Micro-Transaction Your Blog with Paypal

id with PayPal’s new microtransactions feature. On October 26, PayPal announced that it would begin offering micropayment rates to merchants at the PayPal X Innovate Conference 2010.  The concept of microtransactions isn’t new but because of PayPal’s position in … Continue reading

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Hyper-What?

hypergrid teleport in 5 easy steps Hypergrid teleporting has always seemed so mysterious.  I had heard about experiments being conducted by IBM and Second Life but grid to grid teleporting seemed so esoteric.  However, when Linden Lab layed … Continue reading

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