[Ed: The following post was actually written 2 weeks ago, but in Chinese with more details. It seems that Frenzoo has now opened its public test, you need apply for the Membership first.]

First please allow me to say thanks to two lovely ladies: Eda, thank you very much for inviting me to attend the private test; and Eva, my wife, she was very happy to help me finish the trial when I did not get a clue when facing so many lovely clothing and fashion stuff. Most of the user experience in the post are from Eva, I think you can feel how excited a girl is with Frenzoo.

Frenzoo will be very attractive to young people, especially to girls:

A. What do you want to look like in the virtual life? Want to be perfect? In Frenzoo’s world, you can adjust your nose, eye, eyebrow, mouth, face etc. It is very detailed, but Eva wishes the program can give her more instruction because she sort of did not get a clue how to do these at the beginning.

B. Girls like shopping, care about the hair style, love the accessories, and they live the same way in Frenzoo. But unlike the real life, here you have the chance to try different hair style, different fashions. All these of course will cost you the (virtual) money. Eva nearly used up all my starting deposit to buy a full set of clothing, shoes, necklace, earrings… It actually inspires me a possible business model. In the future, the fashion companies could design a special version of their new collections and promote them in Frenzoo before release them to the markets. It could be a win-win strategy, there may be more shopping goods for the users in Frenzoo, and the fashion companies can also do the (visual) market search, collect the feedback, etc.

C. In Frenzoo, you are also given the opportunity to have your own home. You can also buy a set of furniture.

The experience on the Social Networks is very limited when I was testing it (there is no many users anyway). Frenzoo client has integrated its own version of Instant Messenger where you can search for friends and chat with them (not sure if it supports group chat).  

We have wrote quite a few posts talking about the virtual world (Second Life and HiPiHi), and here comes Frenzoo. I love Frenzoo. I think its target market is quite clear and the potential business model is also durable and profitable. However, I would not compare Frenzoo with the other two virtual worlds. What the Second Life presents you and what HiPiHi will present you is a much more Open space where the users can not only consume the virtual goods, but also create them. In other words, Frenzoo creates a beautiful world for the girls and boys; The worlds in SL and HiPiHi are created by the residents (users).

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.

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  2. Wow! I like your article, but you must be using a different version of Frenzoo that I use. I think the potential to create a business is there, or at least will be there. It reminds me of IMVU on a smaller scale, but the creation program is easier than I've found on other vitual sites. Kaneva is great, but I couldn't create a shop in the mall, or find my newly purchased property. I couldn't get into SL and didn't like not having a 'starter home'. Vside is great, but it appears cartoonish-plus, you can only create fashions despite shop fittings items..yet, Frenzoo is still easier, amd you can create much more. I do like that you can put a register, yet sell from, your personal space, but it's limited to clubs and lofts. What I want is a website in a virtual world, or vice versa, where I can create a virtual 'shop' or 'mall' that you can enter and walk around in like an actual space and purchase items on that page, or through links, say to actual listings. Scenecaster and Just Jump In claims they can do just that, but the spoftware is confusing..if the browser pulls up. Exitreality claims it can make any site 3D but is a major disappointment, too. I can't figure out Friends hangout either, but so far, they have the most realistic avatars round.So, if you have any more insight into these virtual worlds as a ways to make money, I would be very interested. I hear Smallworlds is trying to give SecondLife a run for the money and it can be embedded into another site. I've created my first two pieces in Frenzoo, but am about to give Blue Mars a try-there you can incorporate a website into the virtual one. In all, I think Twinity is the answer,but my poor computer doesn't have the capacity to run it.Frexprsnhttp://www.frenzoo.com/frexprsn

  3. Wow! I like your article, but you must be using a different version of Frenzoo that I use. I think the potential to create a business is there, or at least will be there. It reminds me of IMVU on a smaller scale, but the creation program is easier than I've found on other vitual sites. Kaneva is great, but I couldn't create a shop in the mall, or find my newly purchased property. I couldn't get into SL and didn't like not having a 'starter home'. Vside is great, but it appears cartoonish-plus, you can only create fashions despite shop fittings items..yet, Frenzoo is still easier, amd you can create much more. I do like that you can put a register, yet sell from, your personal space, but it's limited to clubs and lofts. What I want is a website in a virtual world, or vice versa, where I can create a virtual 'shop' or 'mall' that you can enter and walk around in like an actual space and purchase items on that page, or through links, say to actual listings. Scenecaster and Just Jump In claims they can do just that, but the spoftware is confusing..if the browser pulls up. Exitreality claims it can make any site 3D but is a major disappointment, too. I can't figure out Friends hangout either, but so far, they have the most realistic avatars round.

    So, if you have any more insight into these virtual worlds as a ways to make money, I would be very interested. I hear Smallworlds is trying to give SecondLife a run for the money and it can be embedded into another site. I've created my first two pieces in Frenzoo, but am about to give Blue Mars a try-there you can incorporate a website into the virtual one.

    In all, I think Twinity is the answer,but my poor computer doesn't have the capacity to run it.

    Frexprsn
    http://www.frenzoo.com/frexprsn

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