Facebook also showcased its plans for virtual reality with the preview of Facebook Spaces. It allows you to hang out and chat in virtual spaces. It is all a bit cartoonish which seems to remove the benefit of seeing body language and therefore any real benefits but it is early days and I suspect we will see some niche uptake at this point. Read more here
On an aside, for those with long memories, Microsoft once had a social networking platform called Spaces. It didn’t go so well but what’s in a name!