John Suler's Wolrds Psychology of Cyberspace. T his article dated May 97 v1. Palace is but one of many chat environments on the internet. When I first studied the Palace community,comparing it to these other worlds was an important step in understanding its unique features as well as the universal features of many, if not all, online communities.

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vhat On thisI have chah interesting excerpts. Since the publishing of this article insome of these online communities have disappeared, while new ones have emerged. One of the most popular of the more recent avatar worlds has been Second Life. In what follows, Cyndi Pock FOan old-timer Palatian and experienced cyberspace traveler, describes her impressions of the various chat worlds she has explored and how they compare to Palace.

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AOL Chat Rooms. Palace is a two dimensional visual world with a third person view.

Other Outpost san sex, like Worlds Chat, are 3D with a first person view. The 2D, third person view in a "stepping" back from scene where one can observe the social interaction - including one's own behavior.

For some users it might encourage a dissociating or distancing of oneself from the scene. For others it might result in a less restrained or "boxed in" feeling as in 3D, first person views.

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One sits back and takes in the big picture. It might even encourage what psychoanalytic theory calls a "healthy observing ego.

Meridian Palace differs from other worlds in two important respects. First, it does not revolve around any specific game - although the politics and intricate variety of social dramas that parallel real life may be considered the "game" the game of life.

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The World Worlds Chat is a good first stop on your voyage into 3D avatar cyberspace. It is a space station with dozens rooms and spacepods connected by hallways and escalators. You can choose really cool realistic avatars from Eating pussy Crimora Avatar Gallery ranging from fish to businesswomen!

Unlike many 3D worlds, Worlds Chat is fast! You can run around the station at full speed, almost as fast as being in Doom but you don't have to worry about being killed chaat monsters!

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People in Worlds Chat are friendly and talkative with text chat and will help you learn the tricks of the space station. Get It! What happens there Worlds Chat citizens cannot change objects or build which helps make the space station so fast.

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But you can chat and you can explore.