Thursday, November 15, 2007

Virtual Threads

This virtual world is meant to teach young adults about money management and investment
we will be introducing Stagecoach Island jobs, credit cards and loans as a way for you to learn more about money management and earn more virtual money so that you can build and play more in world!
This story (thanks Robert) hilites that virtual worlds can have virtual crime (a different crime dramatized here).
Dutch police have made their first arrest of an online thief -- a 17-year-old accused of stealing virtual furniture from rooms in the Habbo Hotel -- a popular teenager networking Web site.

This article presents how virtual identities can be stolen just as easily as the more typical financial-centric versions.
the trials of a 13-year-old girl who recently had her avatar stolen in the casual anime-styled MMO Gaia Online

A virtual world with a goal of educating people on money is incomplete unless also educating them on current risks of losing it.

1 comment:

Robert said...

When I looked at this story on Yahoo the advertising machinery decided to throw me this ad (gif):

We're so close to virtual degrees... Hmm, close again to asserted attribute values as how does anyone know that I have a real degree ?