1. Our avatars, our projected selves — A Jezebel bit about how men respond to female avatars, and a discussion of racism and sexism in Second Life. Rather predictable, but still something to talk about. One blogger inaccurately cites another writer’s claim that 40 percent of the folks come to SL looking for sexual activity. The writer corrects the mistake; a more accurate number would be closer to 15 percent. Sorry, I call BS on that. If you have to purchase genitals for your avatar, you can bet there’s lots of
And on the subject of lolcats, there’s also lol Star Trek.
There’s a cute article in Salon this week about the meaning of the lolcats phenomenon. I have to confess, I didn’t get lolcats at first. I guess I’m dumbing down due to the time I spend on the intartubes. But now I think they’re great and I giggle at them all the time. The Salon article overreaches in its explanation of why lolcats are humorous. Of course. The article also has a link to lolpresident, which has some cute entries, one of which is posted below:
Here’s a fun link: Instantrimshot.com
Is it just me or does he even dance like Rick Astley?
Just EFFING Google it. You can do that here.
Eric conveys an emotion is a hysterical website by a very creative and expressive guy. He takes pictures of himself enacting emotions nonverbally. He should be an actor or something. He even takes requests for emotions.