Home has been critizided by many as pretty much being useless. Well some large companies think other wise. Some companies such as Ernst & Young, and Microsoft (yes the company that has attacked Home more then once) is using Home for virtual meetings. Stating that this is a much better way because they don't have to travel long distances to meet. Even Harvard professors have been using Home for virtual classrooms.
Though it has its moments, PlayStation Home has largely failed to win the heart of both the players and the press. The connection issues and the general obfuscation of otherwise simple functions, like forming parties and joining games, have pushed away PS3 gamers looking for an equivalent to Xbox Live. However, Sony's online environment is apparently finding a, well, "home" with some enterprise users, as a number of corporations are exploring the use of Home for digital meetings.
GAAP Web is reporting that Ernst & Young is spear-heading an initiative to test out Sony's social community service for live digital meetings. Other companies on board with the test include Merrill Lynch and even Sony's fierce competitor Microsoft, which has no comparable service built into its Xbox 360 console aside from peer-to-peer video chat.
Harvard professors have taught classes within the digital world, people have found their spouses (and subsequently divorced them) online, and virtual land has sparked real-world legal battles. Large-scale public demonstrations have even occurred, such as a recent digital protest against the Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip—a protest which has elicited powerful emotions from the community as the protest went beyond mere text chat to the creation of an actual in-game memorial draped in real-world pictures and Palestinian flags.
- Microsoft uses home for virtual meetins. (computerandvideogames.com)