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Everyone Is Noticing That Facebook Spaces Looks Familiar

SECOND LIFE IS BACK, BABY!

1. Facebook just announced “Spaces,” a VR experience.

2. Wearing VR goggles, you can meet up with friends and explore digital worlds with your avatar.

3. And people noticed Spaces looks…kinda familiar…

6. Remember Second Life? The digital world where you could be your true self, like this guy?

7. You could interact with other people, which led to things like these weird “raves” in “clubs.”

If you're gonna do Second Life, but 3D and your mom's there, I can't think of a better company than Facebook to make that dream a reality.

— humanadverb (@humanadverb)

Second Life is dead, reborn as Facebook Spaces #F8

— Louis-Clément (@lcschiltz)

10. Some people also noticed it looks a lot like The Sims.

Facebook Spaces: VR Sims. #f8

— Vien Van (@_vienVan)

Facebook is rolling out a social VR featured, called "Spaces." Like the Sims, but it's your upper body hanging with… https://t.co/WYnbjz3G4M

— Kurt Wagner (@KurtWagner8)

12. The avatars also look like Bitmoji.

Cc @Bitmoji #F8

— Kerry Flynn 🐶 #F8 (@kerrymflynn)

13. Anyway, not everyone is feeling it.

That facebook spaces demo just made me so deeply sad

— Nellie Bowles (@NellieBowles)

Facebook Spaces is a big no for me

— Miranda Ann (@mirandawagner2)

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Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.
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