Millions of people inhabit "Second Life," a Web site that lets participants create a parallel existence made only of pixels — and their imaginationHeadline on Valleywag two days ago:
Second Life—A debunking, in five actsApparently, the New York Times didn't get the memo and still features the suspect best-case numbers in Louise Story's story on the future of advertising.
Which is it—wave of the future, media naivete, or Second Wha?
Mickeleh's Take: The way I'd like to answer it is to poll all of the folks who have written glowing stories about Second Life and find out how many of them live there. For my part... if I wanted to spend time building an avatar, I'd do it on landsend.com. At least they'll send me the outfit to wear in First Life. (BTW, as of this writing, Second Life is down. But I'm used to that... a couple of week's ago my first life was down in the Seattle storm outage.)
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