I must admit that until this morning, I didn't know what an "avatar" even was. In fact, my "first life" has been so occupied, I have completely missed what has become one of the most astounding and flat-out weirdest social developments ever.
I'm talking about Second Life, a virtual world (via computer network) which has attracted nearly 6 million people!
You absolutely have to read this Jonathan Last article at the Weekly Standard. Really.