Last Blog! :(
Second Life is still unreal to me. I can understand how people find friendship and such, but the idea of doing business through this software is still a mystery to me. I just wish the graphics were better and make everything fast! I think I will continue to log in into Second Life to see what else I can experience there. Oh, speaking of experience...I got in trouble by a Linden yesterday! It was dumb. I bought a free snowball thrower and I started throwing snowballs at random people . Then this one guy told me to stop, so I stopped and teleported somewhere else. A few minutes late I got teleported back to that place where that guy was and a Linden person told me not to throw snowballs at him. Lol..what the heck? He went on about how he was told that I was causing some kind of disturbance. I thought it was so ridiculous. Then some guy that owned the island banned me from there. I said, "So, I don't get a warning, huh?". Then on the bottom of the screen it said, "You have 15 seconds to leave.". Hah! Anywho..
I enjoyed meeting on Second Life for our class on Thursday. It was so much easier to just wake up and turn on my laptop next to my bed instead of doing the morning routine. I think having class on Second Life is a lot different. First of all, it's informal and that enables the class to ask more questions and learn better. As for me, I don't like asking questions outloud because I don't like attention. In Second Life, I could simply ask a question by just typing. I guess I had more confidence or something. No eyes literally on me. Although I did notice that when someone typed, the heads turned toward the person. I thought that was kind of interesting.
Social Issues in Networked Society is a great class to have on Second Life. Obviously because Second Life is related to the class. It may be different for courses such as mathematics and science because I believe that people learn by hands on experience. Watching a video or listening to an audio through Second Life may not be enough.
David's avatar was the hilarious! He was probably the most creative one that I saw. I like how he didn't choose an avatar that looked like him and how he made himself funny looking. It was difficult to figure out who was who, except the ones we saw on class.
I thought our guest speaker was going to be a Linden, but it was a Second Life regular. From her stories, I assumed that she is like any other Second Life user. Meeting people and doing businesses. Her honesty about her second life shocked me. I would think that her second life is private, but I guess that is why they call is Second Life. It's not their real lives, it's their second. Also I was surprised that she said she was a teacher. When she first came and started talking to Joe, she used those online short term words like "roflmao" which I thought was hilarious. I thought only teens or youngens knew that word! I also looked at her profile and saw a picture of her "first life" and I was like, "Wow, she looks like a church going Mom. " I think it's nice to have a second life on Second Life. It gives people a break from the real world. Keep them sane maybe.
If Second Life is used by so many, why haven't I heard about it until now? Maybe it's still new and underground. Who knows, maybe Second Life will pop up years from now and I'll be proud to say, "Hey! I know about Second Life years a go!" Hah. As for now, I'd play Second Life every now and then. I like playing games, so Second Life is something I will play.