Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Neopets, your kids love them!

If you haven’t heard about Neopets , then I have to seriously wonder what planet you come from. www.neopets.com is one of the most popular sites on the whole Internet, and what does this mean to you and me? It’s a kid’s site.

Our next generation is finding a home in virtual reality, and they love it. Neopets has over 70 million members from Timbuktu to Kalamazoo, and has had a total of over 300 billion website page views. According to Wired magazine’s Dec. 2005 edition, Neopets is the second most ‘sticky’ website on the whole of our planet’s World Wide Web. Average users are on the site around 6 hours a month…with so many members the mind boggles as to how much time our future generations are spending time with their virtual pets. What is a virtual pet anyway? Why does every kid on the Earth want one? What do you do with them once they’re in your custody?

Things have changed. Virtual reality has hit the main stage like it has today; computers were used for finding out stuff at school. No one knew what the Internet was years ago. Now all the kids are playing games and participating in other activities online in order to gain more points which enhance their pet’s skills and talents. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? It’s not weird to the little humans of the future.

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