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The future of journalism: Covering online role playing games?!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Perry White, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


    Mr. Pasick, a Reuters technology reporter who was formerly earthbound with the news agency, is heading up Reuters’ first virtual news bureau inside the online role-playing game Second Life. While many independent journalists and bloggers have published inside such virtual worlds, Reuters is the first established news agency to dispatch a full-time reporter to do so.

    Check it out: http://secondlife.reuters.com/

  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    After reading that stuff, I'm ... so ... confused.

    Congress beginning to look into taxing virtual wealth? Not really, right?

    What's real and what's not. I'm .... ahhh!
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Will someone eventually get sued by their avatar?
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Not to worry. The Republicans will step in with a virtual tax cut.
  5. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    It's some pretty interesting stuff.

    From what I can tell, there IS real wealth being built by the buying and selling of things.

    But geez ...
  6. sartrean

    sartrean Member

    Well this forum is like a virtual community, right?

    hell, have somebody round up the people getting into it in a separate section. There could even be analysis on who's winning arguments.

    Might cut down on the trolling.
  7. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    but i'd miss slappy.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Only those of you with real people in their avatars need worry.

    Although, if I get sued by Ron Stoppable, I can't even pay him off in nacos since he gets them for free (Kim Possible fans will know what I mean). Maybe I'll have to babysit Rufus from time to time.
  9. Johnsonville

    Johnsonville Member

    Lots of people are making their livings working in Second Life. Some of it is pretty amazing stuff and very profitable. You can even gamble and make money there.

    It makes perfect sense that people should have to pay taxes on the earnings. But it will be a while before it happens.
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