Do not compare Second Life and Cloud Party

I read a really good summary from Nika Talaj, from SLU, I want to share with you:

“I think SL folks may be looking for CP to be something they’re not aiming to be. Let’s look at their marketing video:

It’s a little deceiving that they do spend some time emphasizing features that improve on SL. (Browser-based, etc.) But they are aiming at a different market space. They don’t position CP as a place where you can live a complete “Second Life”. Instead, it is a platform where you can click in a browser and quickly visit a cool place. A single cool place. This cool place can be beautiful, or perhaps not, but it is expected to be a place where you can party. 

So. Get a CP island. Build a cool place, and put together some cool tunes. Invite part of your social network to join you there for 3D chat. 
Make your avatar look better, or get better tunes, or retheme your place, and do it again. Encourage your friends to bring friends. Rinse, repeat.

This is a more targeted use of VW technology. It’s smart, and it’s a terrific adjunct to other social network tools. I’m sure they’re hoping to some day be acquired by FB or some newer social network. That was never a natural path for SL.

Let’s not quibble about specific features or tools. These two companies are starting in a similar place, but going to different market spaces. It is always exciting to see an emerging market like Virtual Worlds grow big enough to spawn more than one successful company. I hope this is that moment, I hope CP succeeds and that SL survives.” ~ Nika Talaj

I so do agree with her, brilliant!

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