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Virtual Worlds Facet Study - Sarah "Intellagirl" Robbins Protected by Creative Commons February 1, 2009

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VWs

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World of WarcraftSecond LifeMabinogiActiveWorldsKanevaEntropiaThereVirtual Lower East SideGaiaDisney ToontownMokitownWhyvilleHabbo HotelThe Sims OnlinePuzzle PiratesCybertownIMVUMooveThe ManorThe PalaceClub PenguinRed Light CenterCyworldDubitFaketownMillsberryWebkinzZwinktopiaSora CityLord of the Rings OnlineEVE OnlineGuildwarsCity of Heroes, City of VillainsDark Age of CamelotUltima OnlineAnarchy OnlineTabula RasaHellgateHello KittyPlaydoV-ZonesHiPiHiTwinityGoogle LivelyFootball SuperstarsWeblinRocketOnYovillePrototerravSideTale in the DesertSpineWorldExit RealityVastparkQwaqPS3HomeCroquetMetaplace

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Definition TraitsCLOSEDbetaCLOSED

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WANXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Multi-userXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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PersistentXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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AvatarXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Facets

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1Dominant Content Form

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TextXx xXXXxX - web pagesX - web pages

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ImageXXXxXXxxXXXXXXXXXXxXXXXxXXXXXXXXXXxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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2Dominant User-to-user communication form

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TextxxXXXXXxxXxxxXXXXXXxxXXxxXXXXXXxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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VisualxxXxxx xxxx X

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Voicexx X XX 3rd partyx - 3rd partyX 3rd partyX 3rd partyXXXXXXXX

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3Stigmergy

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StigmergicxxXxxxXXXXXXX

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Non-StigmergicXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Limited StigmergyxxXxXXxXxxxxXXxxxxXXXXxXXXXXXXXX

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4Object Ownership

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PrivatexxxXxXXxxXxxxXxXXXXxXXxXxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Publicxxxx

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SharedxxxXxXxXXXXX

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NoneXX

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5Environment Access

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PrivateXxxxxxX - betaX-betaXXXX

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PublicxxxxXXxxXxxxXxXXXxxxXxxxXXXXXXxXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX

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6User's relationship with othersx

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CollaborativexXXxXXXXXXXXXXXXXxXXxxX XXXxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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AntagonisticxxX

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ConditionalxxxxxXXXXXXXxXX

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7User's relationship with the environment

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CollaborativeXXxXXXx XXX XxXXXxXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXxXXXXX

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AntagonisticxXXXXX

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ConditionalxxxxxXXxxXXXXxXXX

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8Group Membership

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NonexxXXXXxXXXX XXXxXXXXX

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Single groupxXXXxXXXXXXX

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Multiple groupsXXxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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9User Identity

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StaticxxxxxXXxXxxxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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CustomxxXxxXxxxXXXX

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ConditionalxxxX xXxxx XXxXXXXXXXXX

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10Group FormationX

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NonexXXXXxXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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Permission or earnedxxxxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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OpenxxXX XxXXXXXXXXXXX

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