Another point that I wish was discussed about these worlds is the lack of health benefits. Personally being at a computer all day hurts my eyes and I would much rather be outdoors and enjoying the people and the world around me. I think this online tool is overused by many and the person to person interactions in the real world are lost. Not to mention, the lack of exercise that video gaming has lead to. (not for all, but for many.)
Regarding the readings, I really did enjoy learning about the rape in cyberspace. I thought the boundaries between virtual and real reality were interestingly blurred in this example. Along with that it was brought up on whether or not flirting/talking with someone online was cheating on a significant other. These lines are similarly blurred because of the division between reality and non-reality that makes up these online communities.
Most interestingly, I felt that the act of writing yourself into being through an avatar or profile is an interesting way to see aspects of a person's personality. One person in discussion said that everything said online was in fact a part of a persons' self. I think that this is true. It is an aspect that can be explored freely and with very limited repercussions in an online venue. In the article, the example that many young men were trying to find out what it was to be female, or explore gender identity was fascinating. It is nice that there is a medium in which people can explore different aspects and "try on" personality facets that may or may not fit.