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We propose the design of Plug, an application to find and keep contacts with friends within many inter-connected 3D virtual worlds. Users use an instant messenger (IM)-like interface to converse with friends and find new contacts, using a virtual representation of the user's self. It consists of three parts: a plug is an automatous agent / avatar situated at a user's computer that reflects and mimics its owner's behaviors and interests; a plugspace is a virtual environment that can bedoi:10.1109/icpads.2008.121 dblp:conf/icpads/HuJ08 fatcat:ns2jw76cp5geflk34m4abzm4je