Unype Virtual World

http://community.brighton.ac.uk/jd29/weblog/19415.html

Full story at: http://jondron.net/cofind/frshowresource.php?tid=5325&resid=1347

Unype is a great idea, albeit one that needs a little work before it is really useful. It attempts to be a kind of Second Life that runs in Google Earth (yes, you can meet people anywhere in the world) and allows access via your social networks (several supported, including the obvious ones, more to come as it supports OpenSocial). Apparently you can create objects as well – could get a bit crowded if this catches on though! There is also a standalone (Windows-only) client. It aggregates interestingly with Skype, so you can chat and talk too.

Rather fun – I like the idea of meeting people in ‘real’ spaces. It would be nice to hook this in with mobile technologies, so you could meet with people, some in the actual place, others visiting virtually.
Created:Sun, 09 Dec 2007 08:58:25 GMT

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology and teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems, of which I am the Chair. I am married, with two grown-up children, and live in beautiful Vancouver.

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