Wired Posts Travel Guide for Second Life
Travel Blog • Michael Yessis • 10.18.06 | 7:25 AM ET
The Wired Travel Guide: Second Life—a guide to the fast-growing virtual community Second Life—reminds me of faux guides to Molvania and Phaic Tan. It reads like a guidebook and is organized like a guidebook, but the entries seem just a little off. For instance, according to the Wired guide, these are the major ethnic groups you’ll find in Second Life: “Blingtards, Elves, Furries, Geeks, Goreans, Goths, mechas, Steampunks, grad students looking for a grant project.” Unlike the faux residents of Molvania and Phaic Tan, though, these people actually exist, albeit in a virtual state.
If you’re interested in some virtual travel, I’d imagine the Wired guide could be a big help. In fact, it’s probably a good time to read up. Second Life’s travel infrastructure is growing. The virtual Aloft hotel we mentioned last month has its launch party tomorrow night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. Ben Folds will provide the entertainment.