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In the Loop: October 17, 2007 Archive

Looking to buy some skin

Posted at 12:14 PM on October 17, 2007 by Julie Siple (2 Comments)

So, someone recently left a comment on our blog: Second Life has claimed my attention, my allegiance, and some might even say my heart.

I’m sort of obsessed with this virtual world in which millions of people hang out. One of the many things I’d like to know: What do people buy in SL, and why?

I’ve been talking to SL residents about that. Turns out, some folks want hair that moves. Others want skin that doesn’t look rubbery. Some say more avatars will talk to you if you get out of those default clothes.

But, why? I mean, this is a fake world. Right? You don’t need to change outfits, consume calories, or smell like Calvin Klein perfume. Nor do you Need to look cool. No? So, why buy so much stuff? And what’s the cool stuff to buy? And are real-life companies messing up their chance to market in there?

I know, of course, that I might just have to go “in world.” So, my avatar’s name is Daisy Trommler. And first off, I will be getting new skin.

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