Tag Archives: social media

Germany May Bar Facebook Searches by Potential Employers

Privacy law that will keep employers from peering too deeply into the private lives of potential employees is a good idea. Continue reading

Posted in International News, Social Networks | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Signs That Virtual Items Will Play a Big Role in Future Virtual Economies

Update: I just came across this chart from VentureBeat, which uses data from a survey released in July by virtual goods items company PlaySpan and market researcher VGMarket.   Information is power, and between these reports and the Viximo report, there’s no … Continue reading

Posted in Contracts and Agreements, Virtual Currency, Virtual Items / Virtual Goods, Virtual Worlds | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Security Analyst Discusses How Virtual Worlds Can Be Used to Transmit Malware

I came across an interesting post by security analyst Charlie Miller today wherein he explains how he was able to use Second Life to create physical objects in the game world that could be used to transmit malware or other forms … Continue reading

Posted in Privacy, Virtual Worlds | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How Mobile Devices Popped the Virtual World Bubble

No more MetaPlace? Blame Steve Jobs… The iPhone killed virtual worlds. Continue reading

Posted in Mobile Devices, Social Networks, Virtual Worlds | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Is the V-World in SciFi’s Caprica the Future of Virtual Worlds?

I don’t know how many of you are watching Caprica on the SciFi channel (I refuse to use it’s new name because SyFy is stupid) but one of the main plotlines, aside from the Centurion back story, centers around an immersive … Continue reading

Posted in Virtual Worlds | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What Happened to the Virtual Worlds Explosion Analysts Predicted?

A few years back, you couldn’t open any newspaper, magazine or law review journal without seeing yet another article about the crazy things that were going on in virtual worlds.  Today, not so much.  News of the closure of Metaplace didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Virtual Worlds | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment