You may be asking yourself ‘why’, but surely the answer is obvious? YouTube fame. It’s enough for all the other YouTube account holders in our ‘YouTube Hits‘ category!
Check out the clunky streaming of Second Life from a Dell laptop to an Apple II computer, above…
You might be able to get Second Life to run on your iPhone, but due to various problems involved in that process, I’d suggest you maybe flog your iBrick on eBay, go buy a Samsung. If you’re that obsessive about Second Life, which I bet you are if you’ve read this far.
They’re showing a demo over at CTIA this week, and hope to release the technology by the end of the year, along with an integrated blogging platform and easy communication between you and your Second Life elves/fairies/warlords through text and voicemail. An interesting idea, but chances are…
It’s all been a bit quiet on Second Life news recently (you know how much we love Facebook these days). The rush of companies and organisations setting up shop in the virtual world may have died down, but Sussex University has decided to build a presence there.
The “island” looks like the real campus, and visitors can go to the library, attend online seminars, or visit the Students’ Union…
No, your eyes aren't kidding you. That really is the processor-shredding Second Life virtual world running on an iPhone. But how? And why is it so slow? Well, the answer is that it's a concept demo produced by mobile technology firm Comverse.
It's not unreasonable to assume that whenever you meet someone in a virtual world or MMO with enormous, gravity-defying breasts, they're probably a man in real-life. But it seems that in Second Life, female users are flocking to a virtual store called Smashing Prims that's selling realistically bouncing breasts for their avatars.
The hype around virtual world Second Life has died down a bit in recent months, and some companies have shut down their branded zones within it after visitor numbers didn’t match up to the press column inches when they launched. However, by contrast other brands are coming into Second Life.
I think the headline says it all really: just watch and learn. And laugh.
Part of our series of festive posts looking back at the key happenings in 2007… At the start of 2007, we were in the midst of Second Life mania in the media, with newspapers and cultural commentators queuing up to rave about the virtual zeitgeist. Meanwhile, brands were piling into Linden Lab’s world, hoping to share in the euphoria.
I still think the Martians killed President Kennedy. It makes sense if you think about it: maybe they did possess magic bullets capable of zinging around right angles and defying the laws of physics. And if the shots came from space, that would explain why they couldn’t be traced. Really, it makes perfect sense. I’m writing a book about it. But in the meantime, conspiracy theorists wanting a new spin on the Kennedy assassination can now visit a virtual version of Dealey Plaza in Second Life.
The latest celebrity to venture into Second Life is Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert cartoon strip. He was promoting his new book by fielding questions from SL users (including one Dogbert avatar), and allowing guests to, er, kick him in the nuts. You wouldn’t get that at a Waterstones signing.