Everyone was waiting for this moment (at least Google developers:) Google has finally created its own virtual world called Lively. What does it offer? Well after a quick look I must say that not much but lets start form the beginning. You don’t need any application on your computer only a small plugin for your browser. Than you just have to login using your google login and password.
First thing that you have to do in the virtual world is….creation of your new virtual personality:) The choice isn’t big but if you like to be a girl, boy or a pig you will surely find something interesting:)
With your new avatar you can start conquering the Web. There are two possibilities: you can join one of already created rooms or create a new one. If you choose the second option than you will be given a large set of different localizations (i.e. classroom, beach, panda shape room:) and things that you can place inside (ie. furnitures, electronics, plants). When everything is ready you can start inviting friends and…thats it:) The only interaction is chat and some custom animations. It is very simple in compare to Second Life but its just the beginning so we should give it a try:) In my opinion its an interesting place for everyone who just want to chat with other people but is bored with present chat rooms.
+ ease in installation and configuration (plug&play:)
+ ability to create own rooms
+ small rooms
+ lack of interactions
+ its just too simple:)
Google, virtual world, lively, second life