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Archive for July, 2007

 EVE Online Raises Bar on Virtual Economics

Source: 3pointD.com

Eve Online (a player-driven persistent-world massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) in a science fiction space setting in which players pilot a wide array of customizable ships and is developed by the Icelandic company CCP Games), has hired an in-game economist. Such presence is expected to give Second Life developers a nudging into getting their [...]



 SL Speed Showdown: Linux Beats Windows

Tests show Linux outperforms Windows Vista for Second Life
(source: http://www.secondlifeherald.com)
by Stef Wade, courtesy of Das SecondLife-Blog

Last week, I bought a new computer. So I wanted to see how it handles the SL client. The HP Pavillion s7749.de came with Vista home premium installed. As a Linux-guy, I also installed the current flavor of Ubuntu-Linux. Of [...]



 Second Life developers report drop in revenue, projects

Source: Reuters (July 11, 2007)
Second Life developers are working on fewer projects and earning less revenue than they were in February, according to a Linden Lab survey.
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 Debunking 5 Business Myths about Second Life

Source: GigaOm.com (July 12, 2007)
An article written by Wagner James to debunk Forbes recently featured and widely-cited article on marketing in Second Life that was so spectacularly incorrect.
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 Rodion in New World Notes

Source: New World Notes (July 13, 2007)
Avatrian’s very own Rodion Resistance is featured in New World Notes for his participation in the Uncanny Valley Expo.
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 Prometeus – The Media Revolution

Source: YouTube (July 5, 2007)
A new figure emerges: the prosumer, a producer and a consumer of information. Anyone can be a prosumer.
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 Sloog: Tagging the new world

Source: Sloog (July 10, 2006)
Sloog is a bookmarking service for Second Life residents. It allows users to save favorite places and avatars and search for them later, both in-world with a simple plug-in (HUD) or via web browser.
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 My Second Life

Source: YouTube (July 10, 2007)
A multi-part video diary of Molotov Alva’s transition from his First Life to Second Life.
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 From the World To Web

Source: New World News (July 9, 2007)
This is Second Life from the Web
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 Second Earth

Source: Technology Review (August 2007)
The article covers not today’s virtual spaces like SecondLife, but also take an interesting look at what could be the future of the internet. This transition will be in the consumer space in around 5 to 7 years. Experts see it in the innovator’s adoption cycle, crossing over to early adopters. [...]