The Second Life Herald: The Virtual Tabloid That Witnessed the Dawn of the Metaverse

The Second Life Herald The Virtual Tabloid That Witnessed the Dawn of the Metaverse Peter Ludlow and Mark Wallace take us behind the scenes of the The Herald as they report on the emergence of a fascinating universe of virtual spaces that will become the next generation of the World

  • Title: The Second Life Herald: The Virtual Tabloid That Witnessed the Dawn of the Metaverse
  • Author: Peter Ludlow MarkWallace
  • ISBN: 9780262122948
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Peter Ludlow and Mark Wallace take us behind the scenes of the The Herald as they report on the emergence of a fascinating universe of virtual spaces that will become the next generation of the World Wide Web a 3 D environment that provides richer, expressive interactions than the Web we know today.

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    1 thought on “The Second Life Herald: The Virtual Tabloid That Witnessed the Dawn of the Metaverse”

    1. Well, this was interesting. And not *quite* as lurid as the cover makes it out to be. One of my doctoral classes centered around the effect of virtual worlds and so I found this fascinating, especially about 10 years post that class. Second Life has exploded in that time.The implications of these worlds (SL, The Sims Online) as societies in their own right with functioning monetary systems, social strata, and crime are both intriguing and horrifying. The author is a philosophy professor and I to [...]

    2. This book was written by a University of Michigan (go blue!) philosophy professor who just absolutely cannot get over how cool he is. It's the story of a newspaper he founded in order to report on happenings in The Sims Online, and which he later moved to Second Life. A lot of interesting anecdotes about events and behavior in these games, although his tone regarding them is sort of strangeke he's too happy to be part of such an interesting club to really be objective. I also wish he'd spent les [...]

    3. Somewhat interesting book about trends and political machinations in online games. Although the title would have you think that this is about Second Life, it's really mostly about The Sims Online. The way that people use massively multiplayer "life sims" in ways that the developers didn't intend is kind of interesting, although this book gets bogged down a little too much in the author's evangelism and openly biased account of his experience living in these games. It's unfortunately not as inter [...]

    4. Amazingly interesting. I started with Charles Stross's Halting State, which I barely understood. Then got on Second Life, and then got to this book, which perhaps I should have got to first. Never mind.

    5. It is hard to get behind a work that is self-righteous, but working under the guise of unbiased, anthropological investigative work.

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