Thursday, April 05, 2007

Hanging out in 3D

Some pundits have been arguing that the rapid development of 3D virtual worlds constitutes a paradigm shift – the birth of Web 3.0 (see here, for example) whilst others, such as Henry Jenkins, argue against this. It’s not all SL and Active Worlds though, new ideas are around. Here’s Kaneva described as “a kind of 3D MySpace. Instead of reproducing an entire world complete with houses, shops and casinos etc (as Second Life does), Kaneva simply offers members a flashy apartment of their own where they can bring friends, watch videos, play music, chat endlessly or teleport themselves instantly to someone else's apartment.” – from Victor Keegan, here.

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