Virtual reality social space lets users share experiences as avatars

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Critics of social media bemoan the lack of intimacy that comes from communicating via text on Facebook, Twitter and other networks. AltspaceVR is the first virtual reality social space – imagine a hybrid of a smartphone interface and Second Life — which brings the 2D web into a virtual environment, enabling users to combine their VR experience, social interactions and media consumption in one. Currently in Beta, AltspaceVR lets users sign up and attend scheduled 'events.' Having done that, they can explore AltspaceVR's virtual world using the Oculus Rift VR headset or their desktop. Once online, users can choose and…

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