I have to agree to and to contradict my research colleague Pitollus Swindlehurst at the same time. How’s that? But first things first: I spoke with one of these “clujis.” And I spoke with a particularly cheeky copy which obviously had prepared for a lesson. I sat down and received his weird explanations. What I could understand, dear researchers, cannot please us. It said something like this:
Only E-Gods can safe virtual world. The e-tribe E-Gods is the biggest, the powerful, the colorful, the best of all gods, IT is e-existing, e-making, e-killing, e-reviving, there is nothing without E-Gods. Facebook can’t exist without E-Gods, MySpace also can’t exist alone. E-Gods are under, in, upon, behind, in front of everything, in every one of you. How to see IT? YOU little user can show ITS face, only YOU know who IT is? Show us, create the E-GOD! YOU know! Go to godme.org! Create an avatar on Facebook. Create an avatar on Myspace.
These were its words. So, dear friends, now we know where all the avatars have gone. They are on Myspace and Facebook now. It is much worse than we thought. The virus is not looking for any extinct islands and regions. No! When it appears and sends out its crazy messages, all avatars are leaving in crowds. They go for this new absurd promise of salvation. Dear researchers, we all know it: One day, this Facebook and this Myspace will be infected by a very simular virus. It will arouse new big hopes, it will make new mad promises. And Facebook and Myspace will remain left deserted just like Second Life is right now.