Second Life is a social network platform used to connect people – although there are people who mistake it being a game like The Sims.
Users create a name and 3D avatar for themselves. In that virtual world, users can explore, meet others to socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another, or travel throughout the world.
Many disputes have risen questioning its purpose.
Many criticisms about Second Life causing social issues have been reported. The average SL user spends 4 hour daily, treating it as a second lease of life to live the life they have wanted but never got to fulfill -which brings them to become addicted, as they fail to differentiate between what’s real and virtual.
You wouldn’t believe it – sex, gambling exists in the game.
As much as there are people who have become sorely addicted, there are smart people who have been able to make a living out of it, see article – Anshe Chung, Second Life’s First Millionaire.
Scary news aside, Second Life can be useful for your business.
It has been proven to be a useful medium for educators.