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Secondlife is a web-based 3D social-networking environment. It enables users to navigate through user-created 3D environments, complete with user-created 3D content, such as clothing accessories, buildings, landscapes, and much, much more. Users can interact virtually with other user-specified 3D avatars, for a nearly limitless variety of virtual social encounters. 

General Associations
3D (10), 3D animation (4), Graphics (12), Networking (4), Social (2), interactive (10), internet (4), rendering (4), user interface (5), virtual (4), web (7), web-based (9)


Free (Some upgrades cost variably)

Usage Scenarios

. (last updated July 10, 2009)

A Teaching Usage Scenario


Interface Languages
English (416)


. (last updated July 2, 2009)

cnet, 4 stars: link

game-rankings: link

gamespot: link 

UVa Support

Will Rourk at the Digital Media Lab (DML) is familiar with Secondlife, and may be available to assist new users with basic questions about the tool.

Developer Resources

Second-Life community volunteering

Mailing List

Mailing List: link

Discussion Forums / User Groups

User Exerience Interest Group: link


Will Rourk at the Digital Media Lab (DML) is familiar with Secondlife.

Nicola Escher tutorials: link

Second-Life Support: link


More Information

Video created in Secondlife: link