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Wednesday July 18, 2007 1:06 pm

IMVU Rivals Second Life


IMVU

IMVU chat is a cross between Second Life and MySpace. It combines the ability of an ordinary IM with a customizeable 3D avatar that speaks through cartoon bubbles and can be modified with clothing, furniture, and backgrounds. Relying on member developed content, IMVU users can order/sell more of these items via virtual currency earned, making it seem more of a business than a pleasure to us.

Although the service has been around for a couple of years, IMVU now claims that its recently released beta 3D messenger already has over a million subscribers. They are hoping to expand to include games, access on cell phones, and incorporating celebrities’ and designer clothing. We wonder if we can get the Lindsey Lohan alchohol-detecting ankle bracelet to go with our Goth outfits.

 


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