is out, and it looks interesting. The space – a 3 dimensional virtual
world brings in some visual elements of Second Life and There.com.
Lively has predetermined rooms for chat and conversation and although
there appears to be an exceptional amount of avatar customization, from
the outset there seems to be little more environmental control other
than designing a room.
The immediate question is what are the greater community building and tolerances of the Lively system. After just finishing Clay Shirky’s new book
and really thinking about the nature of group formation tools I wonder
if this is just another one and how tolerant will it be (bing a
corporate space) of alternative and non traditional groups using
Lively. The tool and its technological capacity are far less important
to Lively’s future compared to the management philosophy that governs