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

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

Shrinking Shops/Sprawling Sims: Are Second Life Shops Getting Smaller as Stores Move Onto the Marketplace?

Iris Ophelia over at New World Notes tracks the demise of the giant malls and the trending, new shopping experiences in Second Life and on Marketplace.  Recently I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

[SL10B] Second Life turns 10: what it did wrong, and why it may have its own second life, by Wagner James Au

Editor: Many of the thousands of core users of Second Life are currently taking time from busy SL activities to reminisce about the old days, examine how Second Life has … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

It’s time to end harassment of women in virtual reality

Dear Internet: If You Must, Harass me for What I’m Doing — Not for What I Am Iris Ophelia at New World Notes articulates an ongoing and difficult situation in … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Second Life: a tool for healing and recovery?

By Hamlet Au, New World Notes. This is Fran, an 85 year old woman who plays Second Life as an avatar named Fran Seranade, and while that’s interesting in itself, … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

5 Myths and Lies About Modeling in Second Life

By Iris Ophelia for Iris Rants: New World Notes. Don’t believe the hype, because there’s a whole lot of bullshit going on. I speak from hard experience: Before I transitioned to blogging about … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Do We Prefer Virtual Experiences to Real Ones?

We’re Not Ready for an Era Where People Prefer Virtual Experiences to Real Ones — But That Era Seems to Be Here By Wagner James Au, New World Notes. An … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Second Life’s 1%

Second Life’s Lost 1600 Private Sim Owners Since 2010; But 500 Land Barons — SL’s 1% — Own Most of What Remains By Hamlet Au Second Life has lost about … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Cloud Party’s Virtual World Islands Offer Declaration of Independence from High Second Life Land Tier

By Hamlet Au, New World Notes Cloud Party is now offering private virtual islands for monthly rent, and if you’re a fan of the web-based 3D virtual world backed by Second Life … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

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