Reuters reports that Nickelodeon, the children’s TV network, announced that it is launching a web-based virtual world named Nicktropolis. Within this virtual world, children will be able to create their very own 3D rooms, and move through the site by taking on a 3D avatar–similar to those found on the popular site Second Life.  The new virtual world will feature gaming, online video, popular Nickelodeon brands, and other features that will enable children to interact with their favorite characters from the channel.  The new site will be ad-supported; however it is initially supported by one undisclosed umbrella sponsor…

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