Is there life in Second Life?

  title={Is there life in Second Life?},
  author={Matteo Varvello and Fabio Picconi and Christophe Diot and Ernst W. Biersack},
Social virtual worlds such as Second Life are digital representations of the real world where human-controlled avatars evolve and interact through social activities. Understanding the characteristics of existing virtual worlds can be extremely valuable to optimize their design. In this work we perform the first extensive analysis of Second Life. We have crawled around 13000 Regions over one month, and gathered information about objects, avatars, and server state. The analysis of our traces… CONTINUE READING
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