BBC's virtual world "single player only" (was: Re: [SLED] BBC launches 'Second Life for kids' - NOT)

Kosso kosso1 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 15:20:33 PST 2007


That sounds like 'Webkins' then.



On 1/25/07, Sean FitzGerald <seanf at tig.com.au> wrote:
>
>  It looks like it's not even multiplayer, according to Mark Wallace of
> 3pointD.com:
>
> Turns out that the BBC's virtual world for children<http://www.3pointd.com/20070123/bbc-to-launch-virtual-world-for-kids/>is not in fact a virtual world, 3pointD hears, as was widely mis-reported
> (including by me) this week. Seems the service will be strictly
> single-player, with no direct interactions between users, although it may
> have some limited interaction with the Web in some form. So not as 3pointD
> as it might have been. Sorry, kids.
>
>
> http://www.3pointd.com/20070125/bbcs-virtual-world-for-kids-single-player-only/
>
> Bah! What's the point? They will be missing out on the best part of a
> virtual world, IMO.
>
> Sean
>
> Claudia Linden wrote:
>
> Just confirming as Koz Farina and others have sorted out, the confusion
> has been triggered by the Guardian's messaging 'Second Life for Kids'.
> http://technology.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1996898,00.html
>
> The BBC messaging is clear that they are not using Second Life:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6290585.stm
>
> Best,
> Claudia
>
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> Linden Lab
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