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In addition to their growing overlap with the laws and regulations of the physical world, virtual worlds are providing psychologists with new data sources and research for theories like Transformed Social Interaction, self-perception theory, and the Proteus Effect.

Via TheStreet: In the wake of the Paris Hilton prison fiasco, financial blogger Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street tracks the (continually upward) progress of Hilton Hotels Corp. stock, of which she stands to inherit $30 to $50 million.

Not long ago, Dubner wondered why NBA sportswriters get to sit courtside. Now the baseball writers at Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field are getting a brushback pitch. “We were giving the press the best real estate in the building … which they don’t need,” White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf told the New York Times. It is worth noting that Reinsdorf is the same man who moved the Sox’ game time to 7:11 p.m., the result of a $500,000 sponsorship deal with 7-Eleven.