Monday, 6 December 2010
Twinity implements badges
Twinity has joined the universe of Web 3.0 services offering badges that turn you virtual experience in to a kind of game. Games, even simple check in games like foursquare, Gowalla and GetGlue are proving to be very popular and a core part of the interactions with the Internet of things.
I am keeping a very keen eye on Twinity which I think, in many ways, has as much promise as Second Life. The fact that you can explore a virtual world built from a Google Map opens the ability to merge the virtual global experience of virtual reality with the Web 3.0 location based world of mobile devices. I think this is going to be a huge space in the future, with people using Twitter connections to links real world to virtual world.
For a real world event the promise here is to have maybe 5,000 people attending a major event in the real world augmented by a further 30,000 people experiencing the same event in real time online.
I think this merging of virtual reality with social and geo-local is going to be the grounding of what you might like to think of as Web 4.0, an interet where real world and any number of virtual realities are merged via location based information.
Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life