Sansar: How to disappoint users to let them go back to Second Life

There is a rumor being spread by some residents close to Linden Lab employees (‘anonymous sources’) that the whole point of Sansar was not to create a new virtual world and pull residents out of the obsolete and impossible-to-maintain Second Life. After all, this would make no sense: the whole

Facebook creates new Virtual World company?

Is Facebook  not stopping with virtual world acquisitions? After buying Oculus VR, Linden Lab, High Fidelity, will they add Kitely and others to a new company, separately run by  Cory Ondrejka and John Carmack, and joining together any developer who is not already working for Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Apple, or Google?

10 Years of Second Life

Ten years have passed since the conspiracy started. But now, more than ever, it goes deeper and deeper. These days, we do not know any more who manipulates the Lindens and for what purposes. Content creators still make fortunes: from US$2-4,000 a month for a “small” merchant, to the peak

Linden Lab to release web-based viewer

It’s not just Tipodean that is doing a Web-based SL viewer. Linden Lab is also experimenting with the same technology. While they admitted that this was “just an experiment”, they are redefining the whole concept, and will launch a WebGL-based viewer later this year.

Philip Rosedale will not continue as CEO

Disappointing 20 millions of fans, Philip will announce that he is leaving Linden Lab… again. Although they should have learned the lesson with M Linden, the new CEO will be someone who has no clue about Second Life, never logged in long enough to have a feeling of what it’s

Linden Lab to ban mature content

With the advent of age validation, mature content will be effectively banned from Second Life, and the utter Disneyfication of the grid will be thus complete.

How far will Linden Lab go with ID validation?

They will not stop at “age”. You will be “voluntarily” asked to provide more and more of your RL data on your profile, including, but not limited to, age, skin colour, gender, ethnic group, address, phone number, and yearly income. Augmentationists will cheer to the policy changes, since it will

Major Revelation on the SLCC ’07

Pay close attention to what Philip is going to say during the Second Life Community Convention 2007 in Chicago, August 24-26. He will be revealing something extraordinary first-hand that will change the whole way we think about Second Life. Hint: it’s not the end of sex in Second Life. And

Ginko’s not “dead”…

… rather, Nicholas Portocarrero is discussing with real world banks how to best come into Second Life. Expect a few more to start opening virtual offices in Second Life, but not as a “media splash campaign” but rather as a way to attract more customers by providing L$-based services in

IBM to Run Mainland; Linden Lab becomes “Metaverse Foundation”

Linden Lab is tired. They will let IBM run the mainland “very soon”. IBM will be the major supplier of sims for “community” and “business”; Linden Lab will focus on software and interoperability, as well as fixing and maintaining the “Open Second Life Protocol” through a “Metaverse Foundation”.

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