Google announces Lively new virtual world
[Above: A Lively screenshot]
Fresh out of its ginormous sleeves, Google has launched what appears to be a combination of GTalk, Second Life and Bratz. The virtual world, Lively, allows users to generate their own avatars and worlds to mingle with others online. Instant messaging someone next to you just got...weirder.
We're also a bit wary of the new project, as Google has a hoax history that includes Gmail's Custom Time and starting a colony on Mars. But with April Fool's long gone, we have to wonder what else Google has got up its garments. We suggest bringing back virtual headgear, or a virtual keyboard.
See a clip of the new feature below:
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