After having been contracted to design a virtual game and chat called Lumisota (Snow Wars) for a Finnish internet service provider, they were contracted for another project. Aapo, Sampo and Dee Edwards, an entrepreneur from the UK, wanted to create an international business based on the virtual hotel concept, drafting a plan in Autumn 2000, and raised finance.
By the end of January 2001, Habbo Hotel had been launched in beta mode.
In this talk, I will present findings from studies on two different communication forms to argue that these new Internet forums are being used by adolescents to confront and deal with the changes and developmental issues that they have always faced.
Because of the medium’s affordances however, we sometimes see these “old” behaviors in new intensities.
As of August 2012, over 273 million avatars have been registered with an average 5 million unique visitors monthly.
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