Anime-flavored virtual world Gaia Online started up "Gaia VJ," a service which lets you watch video on the Internet with friends, late last year. Fed by video repositories like YouTube, iFilm and MetaCafe, Gaia VJ allows teens to create video playlists and share them with friends in exchange for in-game currency. (You're paid to watch!) There's no surprise that when offered an all-access pass to the glories of the Web, Gaia's young users choose videos include "Cute Lesbians" and "NOOBS CAUGHT CYBERING." To be fair, clips from Mulan and The Lion King are lovingly sandwiched between "anybody can have sex" and "Yaoi gay 18 and Over ONLY please." At least this virtual world has found an effective way to retain its users.
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