Monday, December 13, 2010
Practicum 8- Krista
As I finish up on my practicum project, I am super happy that I do not have to go on Second Life anymore. For my last time on Second Life, I just did the same thing as always, look around and chat a little with random people. Throughout this whole experience, I was trying to figure out what the appeal of Second Life is to the many users. Personally, I want to say Second Life is for people who have no friends in real life and are too afraid to go make them in the real world. I think of the girl on true life who had anxiety about performing in real life so did it in Second Life. I just don't see the appeal of visiting virtual places when seeing real buildings and places are much more exciting and entertaining. As for making friends through Second Life, I don't think that people can ever really make true connections when they never meet face to face. It is just way too easy for people to hide things and pretend to be someone they are not. Second Life isn't a substitute for personal interaction, and I think some people use it as just that. Overall, it was an interesting experience, but it is safe to say I will never go back on Second Life again!