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Primer: Who Uses Virtual Worlds?

Virtual worlds are used by people from every demographic around the globe. Game worlds are generally more popular than social worlds and have become a thriving part of the culture in some East Asian countries like South Korea. User demographics in specific virtual worlds can vary widely, but there are a few marked trends. This [...]

Primer: What types of virtual world are there?

For clarity and the sake of comparison, our Primer splits virtual worlds into three types: game, social and tools. This section looks in detail at each of these types of virtual world.

Primer: Virtual World User Business Models

Some virtual worlds attract users by connecting virtual goods to real-world currencies and providing users with ways to make money using the virtual world as a platform. Other users don’t wait for this system to be enabled in a virtual world, and use ebay or other user-to-user sales sites to monetize virtual goods. This section of tVPN’s Virtual World Primer provides an overview of these user business models.