Have you ever done something you thought you would never, EVER  do?

I did. On the computer…


CyberDayze: My Second Life

Here is the CyberDayze: My Second Life Book Blurb I created:
Following in the footsteps of CyberDayze, written by myself, Gina Davis, and co-Author of CyberDayze: My Second Life, which is a book about another person’s antics in the virtual world he coined ‘Sin City’ and formally known as Second Life. 

As Wikipedia explains it:

“Second Life is an online virtual world, developed and owned by the San Francisco-based firm Linden Lab and launched on June 23, 2003. By 2013, Second Life had approximately 1 million regular users. In many ways, Second Life is similar to massively multiplayer online role-playing games; however, Linden Lab is emphatic that their creation is not a game: “There is no manufactured conflict, no set objective”.

Follow with Joe in his five year addiction to the game, the many personas that he created, stating that each was even more morally demented than the preceding personas.

The book lends the question on why seemingly balanced individuals in real life find such an attraction in creating devious characters and acting out less than admirable antics while engrossed in this virtual world. We also share his confusion of his behaviors, his love/hate relationships with others involved in the game, the negative effects that took place in his real life as a result of his lengthy addiction to this game and how he was forced to ultimately give up his participation in Second Life as it further took his real life into serious difficulties that could no longer be ignored. He also acknowledges his love for his online relationships, as well as his love for the game, since he adamantly explained that his Second Life was so much better than his real life. This made his cold turkey breakaway from Second Life difficult and painful. He also admits to finding himself logging onto the game at times, when temptation overwhelms his better judgment.

I hope that professionals in psychology and the newly emerging field of cyber psychology can use this work academically and for case study in trying to understand why we do what we do in the WorldWideWeb that runs completely counter to our real life morals and values. 

I came across a book called The Cyber Effect, written by a pioneering cyber psychologist Mary Aiken, Ph.D., who explains on her book’s cover, “Human behavior changes online.”

And that, it certainly does. My book CyberDayze and CyberDayze: My Second Life are actual proof of her theory. I beseech you to read it, as her arguments shed light on the ‘whys’ of my and Joe’s seemingly unexplainable behavior in our respective works.

There currently is no existing genre for our books and it is my goal to remedy this, since I firmly believe that others will have their own cyber stories to share in days to come. After all, it’s a new world we now live in with the advent and rapid rise of the WorldWideWeb. I have named this new genre Social Network Psychology. 

Do you have a cyber story to tell? Let’s write it together.


My Incognito Friend, Known Only As ‘C’, showed up in my email inbox about one year ago, asking, “What color are your toenails?” of all things. And so it went. Although I know from whence he came, I do not know how he found my email address-either he stumbled across, which has my email address listed, or he guessed it. Nevertheless, I enjoyed his random, out-of-the-blue, odd and entertaining questions or statements. Several times he sent short stories he had written. My last post from him was this:

“Why do I not seduce you I have wondered much over the length of our relationship? I have sold myself on the concept that I would fall in love with the psychological mayhem that drives you as it mirrors my own. I have done so in the past and in the end I discovered that “love” hurts. I am certain it is why I dwell in my cyber reality, though I have begun to venture out recently. I’m not sure what I am looking for but I do feel predatorial in my actions with the people I have met recently. It probably another reason I have not pursued you, I am subconsciously protecting you from myself.

I do frequently wonder what your body would feel like, how your love would taste, our fingers twined together as we are lost to the world, a silence unto ourselves in the chaos of reality.“

Well now. I never had expected anything along these lines, but found myself happy to read his words. What especially caught my eye was ‘psychological mayhem that drives you’. Spot on. I also emailed back that he should “Take a chance…” And I erred in using that four-letter-word: L-O-V-E. I suggested that he already did. I haven’t heard from him, since. Oh, that dreaded four-letter-word.
But. More than likely I am correct in my assumption: he and I shared a similar writing style, as well as an unexplainable affinity to dwell in Intangible. How many other things might we share commonly in Tangible? I cannot help but wonder.

I miss my Incognito Friend…

Where are you????

My CyberDayze continues.

Come visit me.

You, as well, ‘C’…