Saturday, June 16, 2007

Many moneys

Kids (who don't have credit cards or checkbooks) have many creative ways to buy things in virtual worlds. Gaia offers Gold, Whyville offers Clams, NeoPets offers NeoPoints which kids (who don't have real world salaries) love earning and spending. In my favorite panel at Digital Hollywood this week, on microtransactions, the question was raised, "Will there be too many currencies? Will it become confusing?"

I'd say "no." People are used to multiple currencies. Think of Green Stamps, Box Tops for Education, Poker Chips, Frequent Flier miles, Frito-Lay Ploids...when it comes to money, for kids or adults, the more the merrier.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait till i am back on one currency myself. But i do remeber loving the idea of things holding value. think of trading baseball cards.


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