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“Our dreams are a second life.” ~Gerard de Nerval

Second Life Wants You to Share on Facebook

By Cat Boccaccio. Linden Lab is somehow obsessed with Facebook. They like the integration of FB into real lives, the ubiquitousness of it, the boatloads of cash spilling out of … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

Second Life’s Strange Second Life

Whenever Second Life is in the mainstream news, it’s almost always a sad little article about the dashed hopes of creators and corporations, the demise of a dream, the sorry … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ingenuity and Enterprise — Only in Second Life! Drax Files Episode 11

By Cat Boccaccio. I have never delved into the world of breedables in Second Life (unless you call a hungry plant that died, a breedable), but I know a meeroo … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Code of Honor for Alts–and How to Spot One

By Cat Boccaccio. Everyone seems to have an alt in Second Life these days. Rather than simply change our display name and the way we look, we choose to open … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Beauty of Virtual Worlds

By Cat Boccaccio. Video games are busy places. Gamers are constantly in battle, or saving worlds or destroying enemies or facing impossible challenges. These worlds aren’t meant for leisurely exploration, … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

When will Second Life go Mobile?

By Cat Boccaccio. I’ve got a serious case of ‘Droid envy. My PC desktop runs Second Life very nicely, with the main glitches, as always, shared between SL’s instability and … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 8 Comments

Cat Questionnaire: Xander Stillwater

Classical composer and pianist Xander Stillwater bravely answers Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL Date of Birth: August 12th, 2010 SL activity: Pianist RL location: Texas, USA In-your-own-words bio: I’m a pianist … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Drax Files Episode 10: “Everyone is Creative”

By Cat Boccaccio. “One of the things that has always excited me about Second Life is that people who have no idea that they are creative come in and find … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

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