VR Week: Social networking in VR makes Facebook and Twitter look crappy

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Say ‘social network’ and most people will think of Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat – and perhaps some of will call to mind the likes the Skype, Google Hangouts and WhatsApp. Few people, however, will tell you vTime is the first thing that pops into their heads.

That’s because vTime is not your traditional social network. Instead it requires users to don Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR, download a free app, create an avatar and jump into one of 12 virtual worlds.

The idea of putting on a headset to use a social network is a little odd, and during my experience of vTime it felt more like a Second Life crossover rather than a platform to rival the likes of Facebook or Twitter.

It’s only been going since December 2015, but vTime says it already has tens of thousands of users in over 150 countries.

Watch our experience with vTime