2010 hasn’t been the most endearing of years. While the real world has teetered on economic and natural disasters, its many virtual counterparts haven’t been spared either. The year began with the closure of Metaplace.com, and as March begins to take hold, There.com, a visionary in the virtual world’s space will also cease to exist. That is just sad to hear.
Yet features and options are just a part of a virtual world, for what really makes anywhere ‘home’, is the people and the community that surround it. In its decade long run, There was able to amass a loyal community, one which thrived on creation and interaction. These people and their avatars will, in one fell swoop, lose their homes. Will all the time and effort they spent in customizing and building, conversing and befriending, be lost on the internet?
We’d love to hear your thoughts.
* What will happen to the community, what will be missed the most?
* What will the community be looking for in other virtual worlds?
* Can Twinity serve as a new home?