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

Linden Lab welcomes NSA spies to Second Life

By Buttercup Thursday. Recent documents from whistle-blower Edward Snowden have revealed that the NSA has infiltrated online games, such as Second Life and World of Warcraft. According to The New … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

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

Imagine a perfect world: Second Life RFL 2013

By Cat Boccaccio. Imagine a world where cancer no longer exists. Imagine the ruins of a hospital ward, where pain and hope were constant companions, now abandoned, unneeded, full of … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Watch for emergency Firestorm v 4.4.2 — coming soon

Update: Firestorm 4.4.2 is ready for download and 4.4.1 is blocked. [From the editor: What you need to know is that Firestorm Viewer 4.4.1 has techinical issues and needs to … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

[SL10B] Hidden Virtual World Prison Revealed

by Tony Walsh in Clickable Culture. Nimrod Yaffle, a resident of the virtual world Second Life, has revealed details of a bizarre and dark prison Second Life’s maker Linden Lab is … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

“The Second Life community gives itself a bad rap” and other observations by Linden Lab CEO Rod Humble in Drax Files Episode 7

By Cat Boccaccio. In her entertaining video parody, artist and blogger Botgirl Questsi asked, “What if Rod was one of us?” In the latest episode of Drax Files: World Makers, … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 7 Comments

New Version of Lumiya, the Mobile App for Second Life

By Cat Boccaccio. Oh, to have Android so I could take advantage of Lumiya on my phone or iPad! I suppose I might even log on to Second Life more … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome… to 1920s Berlin Celebration

By Rhezz. 1920s Berlin is celebrating its 4th anniversary in Second Life with a weekend of festivities, including a Grand Ball on Friday (May 31), continuing through the weekend with … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Drax Files takes an Insider Look at the Animation Man

By Cat Boccaccio. We have all heard of Motion Capture, or MoCap animations, where a presumably willing human attaches multiple devices to their body for the purposes of duplicating natural … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 5 Comments

Are Second Life Residents Subject to Real World Laws?

Did you know that there is a Second Life Bar Association? As virtual world technology improves and these environments, including Second Life, become more complex, it is not surprising that … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Second Life TOS: Slap in the Face or Kiss on the Cheek?

by Cat Boccaccio. You have noticed the new Linden Lab Terms of Service (TOS) agreement if you have logged in recently, and maybe, like me you clicked OK without reading, … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

Drax Files takes on Engrama: “Who says what is real?”

By Cat Boccaccio. Did you ever suspect that everyone in Second Life (except you) is “socially awkward” and probably lives in Mom’s basement? Draxtor Despres, in another truly beautiful video, … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

Firestorm Major Update: V4.4 viewer now available

By Cat Boccaccio. The new and improved –and necessary, if you want to continue to see avatars in Second Life– Firestorm viewer is now available for download from the Firestorm … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Draxtor Despres’ New Video: Fantasy Faire and How Second Life Liberates Us

By Cat Boccaccio. If ever I was tempted to put away my dreary human form and become a magical wizard, fantasy warrior or fairy queen in Second Life, it is … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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