Cory Ondrejk, coFounder and exCTO of Linden Lab tested Metaplace and comments:
"At heart, Metaplace is a lightweight protocol for lightweight communication
through the Web, and one of the ways that he sees designers using Metaplace is
as a way of letting users experience each other's presence online. Anything that
causes the two of us to know we're both on the Web together makes the Web a
better place. A big part of what makes interaction in virtual worlds so
compelling compared to the Web is the fact that we both know we're there. It
isn't the same as leaving bread crumbs on a blog to show that you were there."
This, sounds very much like virtual presence. What Areae announced was a Web of
Worlds. Maybe what they are really doing is Worlds on the Web. We will see.
- Creating a Web
- Cory Ondrejka