Virtual Worlds for teens

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Teen Grid: Eye4You Alliance Claudia Linden interviews teen and adult in Second Opinion, Linden Lab Online newsletter, March 2007

Meet the New You: In Teen Second Life, Librarians can leap tall buildings in a single bound and save kids from boring assignments-all before lunch School Library Journal, January 2007 by Kelly Czarnecki and Matt Gullett

My So-Called Virtual Life: as teens experiment with identity in virtual reality environments, marketers are rushing to meet them. Here are some things they should keep in mind." by Anastasia Goodstein, BusinessWeek, December 2006

Libraries in Virtual Worlds with teens

Eye4You Alliance Island the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and Alliance Library System
Topeka Shawnee County Public Library
-Presentation December 5, 2006: Teaching & Learning in Massively Multiplayer Virtual Worlds: Second Life Adventures in Learning

List of Virtual Worlds

'A new way to connect with the people in your world. Design a 'Minihome' A place to tell stories and bring your dreams to life'
Entropia Universe
'The first virtual universe with a real cash economy'
'Expressing yourself online and having fun doing it'
'the greatest Virtual Pet Site on the Internet'
Virtual travel agency
'an everyday hangout where you can have fun with your friends and meet new ones'
Virtual Worlds Review
Snapshot of virtual worlds
'where 1.7 million registered "citizens" come from all over to learn, create, and have fun together.'