Second Life - a 3-D virtual world created by it's residents. Quite the rage! Do any of our members live there too? I took a look in it a year or so ago when I saw a documentary about a teenager that was earning an easy $6000 a month by building houses for the 'residents' in there. It seemed like an ideal place to set up shop and earn some $ without leaving my seat. I understand most major corporations have set up shop there, including embassies etc. There have been 'real life' divorces on grounds of virtual infidelity during this 'Second Life' the works.. people get totally immersed in these things... but now racial studies? The skin you're in Normally Erika Thereian is blonde and California tan, an avatar hybrid of Jenny McCarthy and Pamela Anderson, nothing less than the archetypal white girl of the world's dreams. Recently her friend Chip Midnight asked her to model his latest "skin"-- not an unusual request, since Midnight is a long-established master in the creation of customized avatar skins that Residents make, buy, and wear, when they're going for a look that Linden Lab's avatar adjustment sliders can't achieve. She'd wear Chip Midnight's latest skin around Second Life to build up word of mouth, and generate sales. "I often throw her my new stuff to take for a spin," Midnight explains to me. "She's very social, so she's a good way to get feedback." Viral marketing at its most immersive. [...] She spent three months in the skin of a black woman. Click The skin you're in for the results.