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July 25, 2007

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Yak

"Once you put in several hours flailing around learning how to function in Second Life, there isn't much to do."

Haha... nothing much to do... You are probably used to TV and computergames where everything is already laid out for you...SL requires some active social activity coming from YOU!. Do read this excellent article about being bored in SL...

Yak

The link that I forgot to add to my comment...

http://gwynethllewelyn.net/article179visual1layout1.html

Jack

""Once you put in several hours flailing around learning how to function in Second Life, there isn't much to do."

Did you try using the search? Because last time I checked there were at least one hundred thousand things to do?

Also, your numbers are wrong, your % are way out of line, and this is more of a flame posting than factual news.

I do very effective advertiseing in second life and get great traffic. The problem with these big companies is that the marketing companies that bring them into Second Life have no idea what is effective and spend about $1,000 USD in game per $20,000 they are given for advertising. Not only that but the marketing companies spend the money on some of the most ineffective moronic things. I've seen it happen more than once, you can be very effective in second life if you KNOW what you are doing, but the big companiwes and the average Joe have a level playing field and it takes more than just throwing money at the virtual world to be effective.


"they never really tend to group together in any one place (partly because of the technological limitations of Second Life's architecture—each "island" is typically a single processor on a server)."
There are hundreds of areas with large crowds of people and not a lot of lag. New dual processor servers have been going up since last December, did you actually check your information before you decided to post this heaping pile of **** on the web?

Joker

"""Once you put in several hours flailing around learning how to function in Second Life, there isn't much to do.""""

Really ??? I guess your not into Live Music, real world muscians playing live in SL. I suggest the author log in to SL one more time and search "Events/Live Music" then add the name(s) (to search for) Kim Seifert, Tone Uriza, or my personal favorite...Virtual Live Band (VLB) just to name a few. Go to one of their concerts and just try to count the people that go to these events. Having been to see many of these musicians i can tell you they cap the sims most times they play so get there early.
Take Care,
Jokker Streeter

Me9000

Did it ever occur to these companies that people have turned off their televisions and ignore other advertising efforts because of SHEER OVERLOAD???? I escape to SL because there is little blatant advertising by "outsiders" (companies not selling SL products) and I can engage in an activity or discussion for more than five minutes without being interrupted for another 3-5 minutes with up to 10-12 commercials at a time about everything from acid indigestion to lawyers. If I want a "break today" I won't be hanging out at a local fast food restaurant!

Erick Schonfeld

Just to state the obvious: The part in the post above that is in italics and clearly identified as an "Excerpt" is, uh, an excerpt from the original article in Wired.

It appears that some of the commenters above are mistaking that part for my words (which are the ones not in italics—that's how blogs work).

Perhaps they spend too much time in Second Life and not enough time reading blogs.

David Scott Lewis

Second Life: Crappy interface, corporations sucked in by hype (and now leaving), perverts (of many flavors). Well, this pretty much sums it up.

The crappy interface problem will eventually be solved, but not by SL (well, not likely). Perverts will always be a problem. And I'm waiting for the Jihadist training island; should go well with all the virtual sexploitation on SL. (Yeah, consenting adults. Suicide bombers are consenting adults, too.)

Virtual concerts, maybe. But figure out a better way for this. It certainly does NOT have to be on SL. Why not a virtual environment for GB, Pandora or some better, more logical place for virtual concerts. An idea like this might have legs.

Renee Hopkins Callahan

This is all just a case of businesses not being able to see the virtual forest for the Second Life trees....about which more here: Is Second Life A Dip Or A Cul-De-Sac? http://www.sentientservices.com/blog/2007/07/is-second-life-dip-or-cul-de-sac.html

Mac Ostrhaut

I escape to SL because there is little blatant advertising by "outsiders" (companies not selling SL products) and I can engage in an activity or discussion for more than five minutes without being interrupted for another 3-5 minutes with up to 10-12 commercials at a time about everything from acid indigestion to lawyers. Well, this pretty much sums it up.

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