I’m really interested in online communities tied to software that is dated but still running.
I MIGHT be in the planning stages of an original documentary series about really old online games (or chat environments) and the communities that still exist in them. Every episode will focus on a different software, and will consist of an interview with someone who’s a part of that community or has an interesting angle on that community.
We already filmed a “pilot” in WorldsChat. We know someone who might be interested in participating for an episode about the queer furry community in Second Life.
This is a discussion thread about communities like this, and also I’d love to get some suggestions for the series. Does anyone know any other oldschool online games / chat environments that they’d like to nominate for this kind of treatment? If you would like to be interviewed, or if you know someone who would be great to interview, either respond in this thread, or send me a private message! I’m conducting interviews within the software itself, talking via a web call, and screen capturing it.
Here’s a clip from the film about WorldsChat’s community: