With political spinning and respinning dominating the media, the question of the United States falling behind as a world leader has everyone in a panic.
The U.S.IS falling behind and I can tell you why!
*Waves magic wand over crystal ball*
We are focused on documenting EVERYTHING to PROVE we know something, to prove we are "REAL".
In SL, virtual worlds & social media, where we we are "not" real, *smile* we are not so regulated, our dreams are free to fly and creativity abounds.
Decided to go back into IMVU after the distasteful 2 hour initial visit about a year ago.
Apparently I didn't block my age and I was instantly attacked as not belonging in their teenage dominated domain. *puts hands on hips* The language that the kids use now a days? Really!
Apparently it claims 50 million subscribers around the world. I now became the noob. Words that I had no idea what they were and acronyms that went over my head. This time I did block my age. At least I could listen.
I was at a hotel in Portland the other day. I was there to witness a real-life first
meeting between two individuals that had met 15 yrs ago online and then again
recently met in virtual worlds. (The meeting went well by the way.)
them alone in the hotel room to talk and went downstairs to the workout area and
the business center. It was there that I met a gal who was from the Oregon
prison system. Her job was to help orient inmates to the world outside. A
particularly difficult thing to do since the world is moving so fast some of
them never have had cell phones.