Yet another visual chat system is making the break for mainstream acceptance. This one is called IMVU. The neat thing about is it that it sits on top of a range of Instant Message clients and though its in Beta it seems fairly stable. Like many other things virtual IMVU has its own currency Avatar Dollars (AV$) and allows users to buy and sell clothing and accessories.
Team TN, well Betsy and I, have been road testing the software – see screen shot on right of our intense user test procedure in full flow.
The There link?
Well I have not been able to track down anything official yet, but if you do a whois on the domain you find that it is owned by The Will Harvey Company in CA and just how many Will Harvey’s working on vitual words can there be. Oh and the avatars floating chat bubbles are seem to be give away.