Saturday, June 07, 2008

ExitReality goes to Beta

ExitReality finally flicked the switch this week and went to Beta.
ExitReality is an exciting new social media platform that aims to improve your online experience with an enhanced 3D, multi-user, immersive messaging environment.

Duncan Riley reported on TechCrunch in ExitReality Turns Social Network Profiles Into 3D Spaces that ExitReality promises to transform the social networking experience by offering virtual versions of every social network site profile.

ExitReality works with leading global social media sites Facebook, Myspace, Friendster, Hi5, Orkut and Bebo and is launching soon.

As published in JDJ: Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Web Sites Among First to Go 3D
For the initial launch, each MySpace member gets a 3D apartment that automatically includes their music, friends, comments and videos, and can be decorated in limitless ways. Using 3D avatars, a user can don a logoed jacket, meet friends at the Carl's Jr. or Hardee's virtual restaurant or invite friends over to the burger-themed social-network living room. There, they can ride a mechanical bull, like the one in the famous Western Bacon Cheeseburger ad, play the entertaining Burger Slayer game, as well as pick up 3D widgets such as TVs, arcade game machines, furniture, and even 3D living room or restaurant layouts to decorate their own pages.

This was also noted in Duncan Rileys' ExitReality Launches With Carl’s Jr Deal
Another interesting aspect is the way the platform works; unlike Second Life that relies on centralized servers, the ExitReality plugin renders the page based on the details of the page, so it doesn’t need to rely on centralized servers (the only aspect that would be lost in the case of downtime would be chat). Further as users interact on and around each page, those visitors are counted in local logs, so a website owner doesn’t lose traffic; in effect this is a visual layer the browser sees but with the original content at the original page.

Have a look at Carl's Jr. or Hardee's.

I have already signed up. Have you?

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