Motherboard’s Why SL is still a Thing
(Link) Emanuel Maiberg, author, thinks Second Life is a shabby World of Warcraft… Really!?!
I have to wonder what part of SL Emanuel has been looking at…
The article points out several good reasons for SL having survived. Fair enough overall.
Quote: “Indeed, the most surprising thing about Second Life is not that it’s still a thing, but that 13 years after its inception, it is still way ahead of its time.”
Kill Screen, a video game arts and culture company foundered by a former WJ culture reporter Maddi Chilton, posted an article titled: You Can Visit an Historically Accurate 1920s Berlin in Second Life. [sic] It shows of the video by Pepa Cometa and a number of photos of 1920’s Berlin.
It is mentioned that Jo Yardley, 1920’s creator, is doing a reenactment of the 1929 May Day Riots.
I think this quote gives one an idea of Maddi’s perception of Second Life™, “One well-crafted simulation doesn’t cancel out all of the bizarre and terrible things that go in in Second Life, but it’s still a strong vote in its favor.” May be I should contact Maddi and point her to a news site covering the ISIS atrocities or ZombieTime.com photo coverage of San Francisco street events. SL is mild compared to RL.
In defense, Maddi covers a lot of ground. Not everything can be done in depth.
Second Life and Making Money
A series of articles is popping up in Feedly and Google/Yahoo about making money in Second Life. It is spam. Most of the links lead back to a single site. I’ll describe it as a big add for Internet novices that don’t know any better. So, when you see “Best Way to make Money in Second Life”, save yourself a click.