Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Virtual Reporting

Reuters announced that they now have a reporter stationed in the virtual world of Second Life. It is an interesting concept, a big international media company reporting events that are not necessarily happening in the "real world." I have not taken the jump to join Second Life yet, but it is on my to do list. It will be interesting to see what happens as media companies try to deal with more people spending more time in the virtual world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's just people interacting with other people though... isn't that real? Take South Korea, for example, which has "sports leagues" based off of the RPG Strategy Starcraft. The game itself draws fan-fare, money, and advertising, thus creating hype - and news. Large amounts of people doing something extraordinary for the first time in history - isn't that the same thing?