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Second Life: A Guide to Your Virtual World by Brian A. White - a.k.a Ansel Gasparini

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Chapter 3. Communication and Social Networking

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We mostly learn from each other in SL.

Anika Davison

Second Life (SL) is a very social world. You communicate in SL via typed text. However, unlike real life (RL) chat and instant messaging, in SL you can see the people you’re talking to. They may look beautiful, dangerous, furry, armed, or even naked. In any case, you can be more creative communicating not only using text, but also using gestures and other techniques you learn in this chapter.

Technologies such as IM, chat, Webex, teleconferences, and video-conferences do not offer the rich communication options that SL does for groups of people ...

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