Cory Ondrejka, who co-founded Second Life with Philip Rosedale,just announced that he's joined Facebook. This comes six months after co-founding a stealth start-up called Walletin, which Facebook acquired. No word on what Walletin is (or rather was), except for Cory saying, "Our friends are the most intelligent and cynical developers in the Valley and even they thought it was cool." Interestingly, Walletin's other co-founder also has a background in 3D online worlds: Bruce Rogers, who was CTO at City of Heroes/Star Trek Online developer Cryptic Studios.
So what's Cory bringing to Facebook? "No comment on what I'll be doing," he tells me, "other than going through their normal Boot Camp with Bruce Rogers." But look for signs of Ondrejka-ish ingenuity emerging in the social network soon after.
Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life