Paying for Points
– Examines the sociological implications of the different reward systems used in virtual worlds.
– Comments on my original WeeWorld article continues to provide a fascinating insight into tweeny online society. Not just that so many people think I can help them, when I cannot. But that users are now as likely to be concerned about "stolen" user accounts, as they are about the social injustices of paying for points: "Hi my name is Gina... I'm nine years old... I brought a prepaid card then some o...
– Steve Young on the motivations and behaviour of WeeWorld's users, and the challenges of working with 2D WeeMees, particularly as they move into WeeWorld's new virtual (synchronous) world.