Shaker puts a virtual-reality spin on Facebook socializing

09/13/2011

Social startup Shaker adds a "Sims"- or "Second Life"-style virtual-reality layer to Facebook, turning users' profile pages into walking avatars in a virtual landscape. The company says it aims to encourage people to interact with friends of friends and other weakly linked contacts by using color coding and other tools to show users what they have in common.

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