Second life is an online virtual world where users, called Residents, interact with each other. Residents can explore the world (known as the grid), meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group talk via chat room or by voice, build virtual objects activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another. There is also a procedural scripting language, Linden Scripting Language, which can be used to add interactivity to objects. When visiting Second Life, you create your own avatar and participate in task-based games and socialize in a three-dimensional online environment, get into a tour around different virtual environments in which you access. You can make your avatar any from you choose (human, animal, vegetable, mineral, or a combination thereof) or you can resemble as you are in real life. You can also choose even more abstract forms, given that almost every aspect of an avatar is fully customizable (wikipedia.org).
Getting into Second life has been an amazing experience since I had the opportunity to interact with other new residents and talk a little bit. I had the opportunity to know three people, one from Puerto Rico, the other one from Brazil, and a final one that was from UK. Despite I could get into the different environments that the site provides, I could chat a lot with these people and share an experience with people from different countries, especially the one from UK. The only problem that I found was the internet speed I have at home, which is very slow. That speed did not allow the links from the different environments appear in the bar that appear at the bottom of the page when you click on and access to different worlds.
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· Second Life [on line wiki] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Life. [Resource consulted 2011, July 20th]