Online worlds: places to tread with care

Cyberspace word cloud

I've been off my game - out of sorts, ill at ease, and just plain ill - since mid-August. I've spent a lot of time in bed, and not a lot of time outdoors; boredom has led me to wander the avenues of cyberspace far more than usual. It's led me to ponder the idea of cyberspace as a 'place'.It isn't, of course, just one place. Every online environment is its own virtual place. I don't just mean online environments which seek to mimic the experience of being in an actual place, like Second … [Read more...]