Thank you, for your replies. Yes, Second Life is a virtual world, a 3 D-Chat from LindenLab in San Francisco. The most people, who are there, are from America. ;-) They have 12 Milllion Users, and dayly are 40.000 - 50.000 people worldwide online. It's funny for me as crimewriter, because I can switch with my protagonists from the real world to the second one, and back. I*m the first crime-writer, who has done this in Germany, and therefore, I wanted to know, if an american-writer has had also the idea.
@ Ingrid, sorry, but till now, I didn't get your confirmation for beeing friends. Is it my fault?
I said earlier that I would be glad to be your friend. Doesn't one do the official thing via one's personal page?
And while we're on this subject: while I'm just about everyone's friend here, what is the purpose of all this "friending" business? Does it accomplish anything in the real world? Isn't it worth a lot more for a person to tell another person (a "virtual" stranger) that they feel friendly toward them than to click a button and get added to a list?
The only real reason for friending someone on Ning is to allow them to send you private messages. Otherwise, I wish the function wasn't even there at all. But I don't have any control over that, so them's the breaks.