Paul Fabretti’s posed a valid question – is there any significant reason why something like Habbo characters, created by a Habbo Hotel user, could not at some point in the near future be integrated into something like Second Life?
One key reason that this form of mashup may not occur any time is the metaphor break it would cause. Can you imagine a Second Life spiff with a virtual working p…s running around free in World of Warcraft – instant “what the f..k!” moment.
Online, as with offline, communities have a theme or metaphor – sometimes by design and sometimes more organic in nature. Messing with them through such mashups could be disastrous, then again…they could be a real blast!
If the theme is mashup – it could work.