Google introduces “Lively” to compete with Second Life in the virtual world market. Several advantages, Lively is free and users aren’t tethered together in a single website. Also, even though there is no cost, this new virtual world tool comes without Google ads. Lively is an easy and quick install for anyone with a Google account. This may be because it doesn’t come close to the providing Second Life’s graphical experience . Currently, Lively only works on PCs. Summary: Educators with limited budget who are working in an all PC environment may want to give Lively a try.