Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Post Titled: Second Life Revisited

FROM an article in WIRED called "How Madison Avenue Is Wasting Millions on a Deserted Second Life"

(in Second Life) "On a random day in June, the most popular location was Money Island (where Linden dollars, the official currency, are given away gratis), with a score of 136,000. Sexy Beach, one of several regions that offer virtual sex shops, dancing, and no-strings hookups, came in at 133,000. The Sears store on IBM's Innovation Island had a traffic score of 281; Coke's Virtual Thirst pavilion, a mere 27. And even when corporate destinations actually draw people, the PR can be less than ideal. Last winter, CNET's in-world correspondent was conducting a live interview with Anshe Chung, an avatar said to have earned more than $1 million on virtual real estate deals, when Chung was assaulted by flying penises in a griefer attack."

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Blogger Ithaca said...

Have you tried this? I got as far as the avatar. The thing that throws light on First Life: while you are deciding on the T-shirt and the lipstick your avatar floats among the others with a label explaining that you are modifying its appearance. Which would be so great in life. You see yourself in a store window, the horror! and then just blank out while a message tells everyone that you are not available for interaction because you are modifying your appearance.

9:13 pm  
Blogger "Post-Google" by TAR ART RAT said...

I was on Second Life once for about 2 hours, took a lot of snapshots, it was fun- but my computer at home it not capable of handling it. I was also supposed to have an art show in SL, but things got too confusing with Time Zones for the opening so we gave up... oh well.

7:52 pm  

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