Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Victor Keegan: Virtual worlds are getting a second life with 39% growth | Technology | The Guardian

Second Life, once the posterboy of virtual worlds, is consolidating as it tries to make the experience easier and less crash-prone while moving adult content to a separate zone. Only a small fraction of its 19 million registered users are active, but it is still the creative laboratory of the genre. Corporations find it useful for holding international meetings or to recruit staff and educationalists are doing lots of interesting things including language teaching. But Second Life may not end up as the preferred platform as new business models take advantage of the rapidly improving technological developments elsewhere.
Victor Keegan: Virtual worlds are getting a second life with 39% growth | Technology | The Guardian
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