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Making of Second Life Notes from the New World

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ISBN-10: 0061353205

ISBN-13: 9780061353208

Edition: 2008

Authors: Wagner James Au, Wagner J. Au

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The wholly virtual world known as Second Life has attracted more than a million active users, millions of dollars, and created its own-very real-economy. The Making of Second Life is the behind-the-scenes story of the Web 2.0 revolution's most improbable enterprise: the creation of a virtual 3-D world with its own industries, culture, and social systems. Now the toast of the Internet economy, and the subject of countless news articles, profiles, and television shows, Second Life is usually known for the wealth of real-world companies (Reuters, Pontiac, IBM) that have created "virtual offices" within it, and the number of users ("avatars") who have become wealthy through their…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/26/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Wagner James Au has written about high-tech culture for more than ten years, and has been, at various times, a freelance reporter, a metaverse consultant, a game developer, a screenwriter, and most pertinent, a white-suited avatar named "Hamlet Au," the first embedded journalist in a virtual world, beginning in 2003-a role he still plays on his blog, New World Notes (nwn.blogs.com). His work in Second Life has been cited or profiled in The New York Times , the BBC, CNN International, NPR, Wired , the Boston Globe , and the Washington Post , among many other publications and television programs. He also covers the game industry and online worlds for GigaOM.com. Originally from Kailua,…