Tom Werner writes about Second Life and learning from a corporate perspective at his Brandon Hall blog. Werner’s blog – unlike many SL-themed blogs – is a great place for the uninitiated. For example, he makes sure not to use lingo like “SL” or “rez” unless he explains what it means.
His recent post about avatar identity reminded me of my own avatar identity crisis. I first created a ‘Margaret-looking’ avatar, then just found her too boring. In the end, I felt more ‘me’ as the punk-rock Testy.
This brings me to a larger point. Over and over again, I’ve read other SL blogs and had an uncanny feeling that I’m reading my own words. It seems like we’re all experiencing the same things, and I’ve found myself wondering if there is some sort of SL archetype of the user experience….or some semi-standard phases that we all experience.