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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Second Life Fatigue

After spending some time witnessing the goings on in Second Life, especially watching some of the construction going on in corporate places like IBM, I now sense a certain weariness setting in. Is it becoming sometimes clever visual chat? A recent visit found (again) not much going on. The avatars fading. The financial structures also looking shaky, the World Stock Exchange closed temporarily. New policies muddy the realities vs virtual comparison.

When I published this in another forum I got complaints that said that SL is not about the corporation. It's more about personal, virtual creativity. There is much activity, just not on the corporate campus. I do like the grand experiment underway, but the idea that it is also about the world of commerce seems to be fading.

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