This week I created an account on NeoPets. It is a game site for children where you create a virtual pet and take care of them online. There are dozens of games to play, which you acquire points for later. With the coins you earned you can buy anything you think might be ‘useful’ to your pet. This includes food, clothing, shelter and entertainment. I bought a house, toys, clothes and many snacks for my neopet. This experience was a new way for me to use an alternate currency!