Virtual Worlds Tour - Avination

A lot of registered accounts for an alternative virtual world but few active users. Generally the builds are of good quality. Statistics Owned by: founded by Melanie Thielker Started: September 2010 Viewers: Proprietary & third party for Windows, Mac, & Linux. Registered Accounts: 70,4881 Active Users: 1,487 last…

Virtual Worlds Tour - 3rd Rock Grid

A small virtual world that is known for live music. Statistics Owned by: Terry Ford (aka Butch Arnold in world) Started: February 2008 Viewers: Proprietary & third party for Windows, Mac, & Linux. CoolVL viewer recommended but Firestorm works fine. (An Android viewer is available.) Registered Accounts: over 9,7001…

Virtual Worlds Tour - InWorldz

A distant second to Second Life, the main attraction to some users is that InWorldz is not Second Life and a bit less expensive. Statistics Owned by: InWorldz LLC, Brooklyn, NY USA Started: 2009 Viewers: Proprietary & third party for Windows, Mac, & Linux. Registered Accounts: over 100,0001 Active…

Game of Thrones - First Season in Retrospect

It’s summer and I don’t have any television shows that I’m currently watching so I thought I would go back and watch the first season of Game of Thrones. I got my hands on the DVDs and here are a few observations (I'll try not to spoil…

My Favorite Codes of Football

Rich folk with their stables of ponies may enjoy their sport from high on their horses but it doesn't take much to entertain me: a field, a ball, two teams (playing on foot), and a goal will do. The Philadelphia Eagles started their exhibition games last night and tomorrow Arsenal…

Virtual Worlds Tour - Second Life

The first stop on the Virtual Worlds Tour is Second Life. It is the oldest and by far the biggest of the online worlds. If you have never visited a virtual world then it is a good place to start. Statistics1 Owned by: Linden Lab Started: 23 June 2003 Viewers…