Interesting blog post about a Second Life “addiction” situation:
“The group I fell in was small, cliquish and petty, sniping at each other and then being the world’s greatest frenemies scripted by a bad episode of Desperate Housewives. Ostracization* was a favorite technique of theirs”.
*Ostracize = To exclude (a person) from society or from a community, by not communicating with them or by refusing to acknowledge their presence; to refuse to talk to or associate with; to shun. ~ Wiktionary