October 28, 2013 Social Media Clarity Podcast S01E06 The origin of Avatars, MMOs, and Freemium

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The origin of Avatars, MMOs, and FreemiumS01E06
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October 28, 2013 Social Media Clarity Podcast

An interview with Chip Morningstar (and podcast hosts: Randy Farmer and Scott Moore) who created and ran the first MMOs/Virtual Worlds. This segment focuses on the emergent social phenomenon encountered the first time people used avatars with virtual currency, and artificial scarcity.

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4 thoughts on “October 28, 2013 Social Media Clarity Podcast S01E06 The origin of Avatars, MMOs, and Freemium

  1. You guys forgot MUD’s and related games predate Habitat by almost 10 years. And Avatar was prolly heard first in Ultima 4.

  2. MUDs were text only. Habitat was the first “graphical MUD”.
    Ultima 4 was 1985 and was graphical, but not networked multiplayer. Also the term “Avatar” in Ultima was singular: one character was “The Avatar” — the term did not refer to all player representations in the game.

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