The Unofficial Tourists' Guide to Second Life

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Macmillan, Apr 17, 2007 - Computers - 223 pages
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Imagine an enormous, breathtaking virtual world to explore, where land can be bought for less than a dollar and new construction is limited only by your imagination. An online tourist destination where you can shop for virtual designer clothes in a shopping mall atop a live volcano, teleport to an underwater gig by U2, before taking a new friend back to your personal spaceship for virtual coffee or...well, you get the idea. The Unofficial Tourists' Guide to Second Life is a fast, fun guidebook that introduces first-time visitors to the endless wonders offered by this exciting and rapidly developing online world. All of Second Life is here, including:
  • The Essentials. What to wear and how to behave.
  • The People. Finding likeminded souls—or soulmates.
  • The Major Destinations. Must-see tourist hotspots, shops, and shows.
  • Shopping and Nightlife. A guide to the lively virtual shopping scene, and all manner of debauchery.
  • For Entrepreneurs. How to buy land or start a Second Life business.
 

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Contents

Entertainment
12
Introduction
13
The Essentials 23
24
Shopping and Commerce
27
The Geography of Second Life
30
Money
36
The Early Days
48
The Army of Filth
57
The Big Three Part I Rivers Run Red
111
o Midnight City
118
Luskwood Creatures
124
Live Venues 142 3
142
Cinemas and Film
152
Books and Literature
168
Experiments and Curios
174
Going Native
184

y Political People
63
Amsterdam
70
Neufreistadt
76
Wengen
82
The Lost Gardens of Apollo
83
Intimate Moments
96
The CopyBot Wars
191
Settling Down
197
First Base
206
Gambling and Gaming
212
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About the author (2007)

Paul Carr is co-founder of the cross-media publishing house The Friday Project, and founding editor of the award-winning satirical "comment sheet," The Friday Thing (http://www.thefridaything.co.uk). He regularly speaks about new media at events around the world, and is the author of eleven books.   Graham Pond is a journalist, editor of various online newsletters, and editor-in-chief of Fridaycities.com. He has lived in various European cities but has now settled in London where, like his avatar in Second Life, he can often be found lounging around in an Elvis wig and a skirt.

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