Exploring Second Life

  title={Exploring Second Life},
  author={Matteo Varvello and Stefano Ferrari and Ernst W. Biersack and Christophe Diot},
  journal={IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking},
Social virtual worlds such as Second Life (SL) are digital representations of the real world where human-controlled avatars evolve and interact through social activities. Understanding the characteristics of virtual worlds can be extremely valuable in order to optimize their design. In this paper, we perform an extensive analysis of SL. We exploit standard avatar capabilities to monitor the virtual world, and we emulate avatar behaviors in order to evaluate user experience. We make several… CONTINUE READING
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