The Unofficial Tourists' Guide to Second Life

The Essential Guide to An Amazing Virtual World

by Paul Carr, Graham Pond

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  • 9781429941976

Imagine an enormous, breathtaking virtual world to explore, where land can be bought for less than a dollar and new construction is limited only by your imagination. An online tourist destination where you can shop for virtual designer clothes in a shopping mall atop a live volcano, teleport to an underwater gig by U2, before taking a new friend back to your personal spaceship for virtual coffee or...well, you get the idea.

The Unofficial Tourists' Guide to Second Life is a fast, fun guidebook that introduces first-time visitors to the endless wonders offered by this exciting and rapidly developing online world. All of Second Life is here, including:

- The Essentials. What to wear and how to behave.

- The People. Finding likeminded souls-or soulmates.

- The Major Destinations. Must-see tourist hotspots, shops, and shows.

- Shopping and Nightlife

  • St. Martin's Press; April 2007
  • ISBN: 9781429941976
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: The Unofficial Tourists' Guide to Second Life
  • Author: Paul Carr; Graham Pond
  • Imprint: St. Martin's Griffin
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  • 9781429941976

In The Press

“This book is the only guide you'll need to get past the Second Life hype and find out what all the buzz is about.” —Mark Frauenfelder, co-founder of Boing Boing, the world's most popular blog

“A startlingly lifelike 3-D virtual world...Second Life [is] about building things, meeting people, and expressing yourself.” —Time about Second Life

“If you want to stay abreast of what's happening in tech, you need to get inside Second Life.” —Fortune about Second Life

“Second riding a real-world wave of new users and publicity that suggests the blossoming of an Internet superstar.” —U.S. News & World Report about Second Life

About The Author

Paul Carr is co-founder of the cross-media publishing house The Friday Project, and founding editor of the award-winning satirical "comment sheet," The Friday Thing ( He regularly speaks about new media at events around the world, and is the author of eleven books.

Graham Pond is a journalist, editor of various online newsletters, and editor-in-chief of He has lived in various European cities but has now settled in London where, like his avatar in Second Life, he can often be found lounging around in an Elvis wig and a skirt.

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