Search our blogs!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Webkinz: I'm not the only one to compare it to the precursor to secondlife

Content Matters: Webkinz: Second Life for the elementary school set: "April 12, 2007
Webkinz: Second Life for the elementary school set

Webkinz If you have a child between the ages of 6-12, you probably are familiar with Webkinz. Webkinz are basically “Beanie Babies meets Tamagotchi meets Second Life.

Manufactured by Canadian gift wholesaler Ganz and available largely through card and specialty stores, Webkinz are small stuffed animals that sell for $12.95 each. They’re rather unremarkable, except each Webkinz comes with a unique security code that allows you to register it, providing access to the “Webkinz World” portal. The portal itself includes a number of games, quizzes and related areas, each of which earn you points (“KinzCash”). KinzCash can be used to by virtual items for use by your virtual Webkinz in this virtual world."