Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 19, 2007
TheNextBigThingSite.com is a new information site that brings daily news of the economic, social, and technological growth of virtual worlds.
Virtual words, which many futurists hail as the next generation of the web, are big business. It is estimated $1 billion dollars a year is spent buying and selling virtual goods and this number is growing as new worlds form and members flock to sign up.
MTV announced the planned launch of a new virtual online world. Habbo Hotel is a virtual community launched in Finland, now expanded to 29 countries with over 7 million unique visitors every month. Nicktropolis launched by Nickelodeon is one of the fastest growing children's virtual world with over 2.5 million signing up in the first two months. Second Life, a virtual world created by Linden Labs, had their membership surged from 1 million registered users to over 5 million in less than six months.
Second Life is also the virtual world that has received much media, international and corporate attention.
Sweden opened an embassy in Second Life. Toyota showcases cars. Reuters has a bureau. Coldwell Banker sells virtual homes. H&R Block offers tax support. Calvin Klein launched a virtual perfume and Starwood previews virtual hotel rooms. Massive retailers like Sears, Circuit City, Reebok and Nike have opened for business. Domino's takes pizza orders. Ivy League universities are represented. And so are close to one hundred churches and religious organizations.
It is estimated that over 7,000 new virtual businesses have launched in Second Life, a growing number estimate real profits of $250,000 or more selling virtual goods and services and at least one millionaire has emerged.
TheNextBigThingSite.com is dedicated to offering up-to-date daily news from around the virtual world. In addition to news, the site offers the best of the blogs and commentary. It includes listings of "who's first on Second (Life). There is a calendar of conferences and meetings. There are videos and documentaries. The site includes books and information products. There is also a free hot sheet.
Helping both businesses and individuals keep up to date with the exciting and rapidly growing virtual worlds.
For your free Hot Sheet please visit http://www.TheNextBigThingSite.com