Communicating with friends and family members via the (cell) phone or email, working in a virtual team, seeking a partner on an online dating site, looking for support in an online social support group, interacting with an automated speech system while booking a flight, getting help from an avatar while visiting an online store, watching “Sex and the City,” and perceiving the girls as friends, or spending some time in Second Lifeactivities like these have become part of everyday life for many people.