Love, Virtually

TitleLove, Virtually
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Skipper, RB
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published03/2012
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
KeywordsCOMMUNICATION , computer , COMPUTER science , Media Studies , Meida , personal , personal ethics
AbstractIn the multi-user online role playing game Urban Dead, two charactersm Nurse HunnyBunches and Major Longfellow, met and fell in love. Their online relationship progressed from a text-based role playing virtual world to more and more complex role-playing virtual worlds like Second Life. However, when Major Longfellow asks to know Nurse HunnyBunches real-world name, Nurse HunnyBunches refuses to do so because of being happily married. If they exchange real names, Nurse HunnyBunches argues, it would be the same as cheating on his wife.
NotesCase study from the March 1, 2012 APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2012.
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