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Would You Attend a Virtual School or Work Fair?

These days virtual meetings, shows, and communities are getting more and more elaborate. Whether it's hanging out in Gossip Girl's Second Life neighborhood, holding a wedding ceremony online, or simply using iChat for business or pleasure, there seems to be no end to virtual events and meet-up spots.

Today is the second day of College Week Live's two-day virtual college fair. It was created to help prospective students in their college planning by connecting them with colleges in a live, interactive environment.

According to the website, the event will draw thousands of students from the US and abroad and more than 50 major US colleges – including such schools as Northeastern, Smith College, UCONN, University of Buffalo, Ole Miss, and Tufts. I think it's a great idea, but whenever I check out virtual events, I never leave the site with the same understanding or experience I would have if I had gone in person.

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