Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ambiguity of Identity Project - Alts

8. Alternate avs and the purposes they serve.
Alts and paranoia. Are you spying on me?

Alts or alternative accounts in SL (and other VRs) are created and used for many reasons. From the completely innocent (to hold groups or back up content in SL) to the malicious griefer. Many use alts to compartmentalise their various activities within VRs - for instance a work account, a play account, and a RP account etc

Residents who say all alts are malicious reveal more about their own psychology than they do about the reality of alts in VR.

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