Second Life

Oh, and a note: I’ve been hearing so much from places like the YALSA blog and the news about Teen Second Life (which only allows teens, which is a nice safe place online for them) and Second Life, so I decided to give it a try a few nights ago, created an avatar and played around with the world for an evening. Does anyone here have experience with Second Life? What do you think of it? How does it compare to something like World of Warcraft (which I haven’t tried out)? 

I had fun playing with the avatar and everything, but it’s kind of scary for me, honestly, to walk around in a virtual world where there are other people who probably know what they’re doing more than I do. I’m a slow learner on stuff like that and I like playing with it, but I don’t really like the idea of having to stand on the street in full view of other people while trying on new looks for my avatar. Couldn’t there be some way of leaving the gam
e part and playing with your avatar before re-entering the world? It’s like changing your clothes on the street.

I do like the idea of being able to have your own little corner of the world, building a house or starting a business or something. But it seems like something that would really take a lot of time. How would you ever get anything else done?