Taking a break from playing, I took a look at my avatars dashboard/ homepage to explore more into Second Life and what else it has to offer. I found this very beneficial in educating me on things I did not know that much about. On my avatars dashboard I found a world map, that had “Destination Guide Picks” that were much more interesting than the places I had been visiting. I also discovered the Second Life Marketplace where you can buy new outfits for your avatar, makeup, hair, etc. To buy these things though you have to pay US dollars which are then converted into Linden Dollars (L$), the Second Life currency. I find it strange that someone would spend real US dollars to use in a fictional world….
Lastly I found that your avatar can join groups and see what events are going on. I am going to utilize all this new information the next time I log in to explore more places, attend events and meet more people.