Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Facebook credits and liquidity program – integrating real world currencies, gift cards and virtual economies. What will happen now Facebook is 500,000 members strong? The currency of the internet?

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Revenue: Social media games and virtual goods 2010

Virtual goods in the USA will reach $1.6 billion revenue in 2010 I have a patent in social network economies particularly in user generated virtual goods – which we don’t see a lot of yet. So I tend to keep an eye on how virtual goods are coming along. That’s the problem with patents, you…

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World of Warcraft: Terrorists and Virtual Worlds

Virtual World Terrorists in World Of Warcraft – Homeland security are linking to a report that quotes articles from Australian High Tech Crimes about terrorists using WoW for training.

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Tis the Season for Gaming… PS3 Home

We got a Playstation 3 (on loan!) yesterday. Love it. But this advice is for all games boxes/consoles/whatnots over the “Tis the season to be gaming” holidays. Getting the your little darlings a PS3 for Christmas? Planning on having “Home” -the social virtual world – act like a babysitter while you get squiffy with your…

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Australia Event:Online Social Networking and Business Colloration

Monday and Tuesday next week is the Sydney Online Social Networking and Business Colloration: Richard Kimber, Global CEO, Friendster Rebekah Horne, VP of Fox Interactive, MySpace Francisco Cordero, GM Bebo Paul Slakey, Director, Google I’m on abunch of things including:MONDAY Collaboration – A knowledge management revolution empowering staff and customers to deliver• Identifying the critical…

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Web 3.0, RocketOn and Living Web

What do I do in the evenings? Well, I have my avatars pose, act, and otherwise help/hinder Gary Hayes in exploring the 3D web on webpages. Why, what do you do? Here’s Gary’s post Inching Towards the live Web 3.0 – Layered Social Virtual Worlds My work in virtual world give me a unique –…

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World of Warcraft is World of MoneyCraft

I bet Citizen Murdoch wishes he had WoW to add to the Fox stable. License to print money. Without killing a tree of course: You run a game for around five years, you can’t expect it to be cheap. You’ve got to run servers, pay customer service reps, pay for marketing, etc etc. World of…

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AFTRS Virtual World courses

The Australian Film Television and Radio School is having an open day this Saturday. I’ve been roped in to play World of Warcraft -oh the hardship!, oh the drudgery! – so if you come along, look for a Fire Mage throwing Arcane Missiles at murlocs. And running screaming from dragons The Future is Now!Two brand…

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