Hi, my name is Tink and I’ve been addicted to Second Life since August this year. Why? uhm… oh so many reasons.

5 signs of an addict:
1. You want to log on so you can get to your SL job (as if having one in real life weren’t enough), so you can make Lindens (SL currency) so you can feed your other addictions…

2. like, shopping! Shoes – glorious shoes, hair, outfits or whatever else takes your fancy. They have *everything,* seriously I’m constantly saying, “wow, they’ve thought of everything!”

3. The dancing. Everyone is an awesome dancer in Second Life!

4. You look forward to hanging out with your mates at the pub, that strangely reminds you of something out of Star Wars, but you just can’t put your finger on it… hmm..

5. You enjoy sorting your inventory more then you do cleaning your real life room

You can also win money for best dress, dancing and/or best avatar (av) and..wait, there’s more! Plus, noobs get free money for the first thirty days of their Second Life, from money trees! All those years of mom and dad saying “money doesn’t grow on trees…” HA! It does, in Second Life!

You know you’re an uber addict when you realise you’ve lost time… you look at the clock, it’s midday and next time you look it’s 20:00 and you swear you’ve only been on for a few minutes! Honest!

Of course, there are other warning signs of addiction and if you’re concerned you should try to just step-away-from-the-keys… but why would you do that? Did I mention the shopping?!?!