Am I late to the Second Life party? I searched my NetNewsWire feeds and pulled up 34 references to Second Life, an online virtual reality experience that sounds similar to a role-playing game. I guess I haven't been paying attention, but this website found in someone's del.icio.us bookmarks made me start trying to get my brain wrapped around this concept last week and then amazingly enough, this front page story appeared in the Sunday Chicago Tribune. It turns out several of my ADE colleagues are into Second Life, too, and I've been warned that Second Life is very addictive. I've made a character, Lucy Daffodil, but I've yet to get past the tutorial stage and I'm not doing very well navigating! Anyway, I am intrigued by how real life companies are doing things in Second Life and how excited people are about the potential of this environment. I must learn more! Oh... and one of my students tells me that there is a teen version for kids thirteen years old and up.