Saturday, 9 February 2008

Virtual Worlds

On Thursday night we attended our first Auckland Web Design Meetup. Wonderful pizza (courtesy of Hamish, as I understand), great beer (although I didn't partake, but I'll take everyone's word for it), and really, really interesting presentations.

We had to duck out halfway through the Smallworlds presentation, which was really amazing. These guys have built a virtual world that works in a browser (!), lets you plug in other services like YouTube and Flickr, and - this amazed me most - doesn't lag. It was smooth as.

And then Friday morning I heard CC Chapman's mind dump on virtual worlds. Some really good thoughts, most importantly that virtual worlds are social networks, and they're not a passing fad. Watch this space.

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