Google launches a distributed virtual world

Mashable reports about Lively, Google’s new virtual world:

Google has just launched Lively, a new social network built around the concept of each user creating an avatar and a personal virtual room that can be embedded anywhere on the Web. In essence, Google is looking to create a massive distributed virtual world, where every Google account can have its own avatar that can be used wherever a Lively virtual room is present – for example, on a blog, a social networking profile, or a Web page.

Worth a closer look. I like the avatars. It has user housing too.

Update: “Requires Windows Vista/XP with Internet Explorer or Firefox” BOOO! Obviously this niche product will never fly and shows that Google has jumped the shark etc. etc.

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  1. Chris Wells wrote:

    Just spent the last hour on sex island. Ended up just beating up the animal avatars. My advice is to let the whole thing load before you start trying to do anything it is soooo slow.

    Posted 09 Jul 2008 at 6:40

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