Demographics of Virtual Worlds

  title={Demographics of Virtual Worlds},
  author={Jeremiah Spence},
  journal={The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research},
  • Jeremiah Spence
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
Virtual worlds, as both a concept and an industry, has changed radically over the past 10 years, from a toy for the technological elite, to an over-hyped marketing phenomenon, to a needed reexamination of the uses and utility of virtual world technologies and experiences, as provided in this paper. Within academia there are a number of issues that require further examination. The academic community appears to be divided into four camps: 1. those who embrace virtual worlds; 2. those who ignore… Expand

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