I never was much good at history (and neither were most of the rest of my family), but nonetheless, I enjoy a few histories in moderation: Scottish, Egyptian, and Roman. As such, the recreation of ancient Rome on Google Earth sparked my interest.
I can’t say I’ve used Google Earth in quite a long time — it was OK last time I used it, but never showed a whole lot of detail around the area I live, and I honestly don’t normally care much about the terrain of downtown New York and such like! Expanding the horizons of the app is a good thing, opening up a world of interesting possibilities. Perhaps I can incorporate Google Earth into my own research? (It’s not exactly a virtual world in the usual sense… but it seems pretty close sometimes…)