Online Communities xkcd Style

xkcd has posted a map of on online communities, RPG style.

Map of Online Communities by xkcd

I just love this. There are so many great things tucked into little spaces on this map. I also love the title of the image:

I’m waiting for the day when, if you tell someone ‘I’m from the internet’, instead of laughing they just ask ‘oh, what part?’

MMOs in Academia

A link to the site for Games for the Web: Ethnography of Massively Multiplayer On-line Games class at Trinity University. The student page includes PDFs of term papers with great titles like “Strangers in strange lands: Virtual worlds and the newbie experience” and “From N00b to L33t: Learning strategies in Everquest II.” I haven’t had a chance to go through everything yet, but it looks really interesting.



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