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 sex toy chat 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.
Unfortunately, my knowledge of these other environments was limited. So I welcomed visitors to this to send me their impressions of how Palace compared and contrasted to other communities.
On thisI have posted interesting excerpts. Since the publishing of this article in tamil girls sex talk in phone, some 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. AOL Chat Rooms.
Palace is a two dimensional visual world with a third person view. Other worlds, like Knoxville chat rooms 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 free los angeles sex chats, first person views.
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. These issues point to a more basic need that must be satisfied in any online community - the need for a unique, effective identity.
Onlive Traveler. Some online communities, through video and audio technology, will move towards ever more realistic imitations of "real world" face-to-face encounters. Still other live sex chat australia may avoid multimedia technology altogether in order to allow the imagination to do all the walking. In what follows, Passion from Worlds Away compares her world to Palace. She focused on ideas about deviance that I discuss in my article on avatar behavior at the Palace.
Mischievous Pranks. Online communities are technological communities. Similar motives underlie the other anti-social behaviors, such as stealing, videochat alternative, flooding, and blocking.
Being the "bad boy" or girl is one way to establish an identity.