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As Covid-19 response, Linden Lab discounts Second Life for schools/non-profits (nwn.blogs.com)
21 points by Kroeler 25 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments

I used to be big into Second Life... a long time ago. Its not "bad" because it's old, but it never really took off beyond the initial craze of "this is going to be the next internet!". I remember visiting the Reuters "office" in SL ( https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/reuters-opens-virtual... )... that closed down just a couple years later ( https://www.theguardian.com/technology/blog/2008/nov/23/reut... ).

Last time I checked it out, it was a very different world. Fairly stagnant overall. Except for the furries and adult content. Not that there is anything wrong with those things, but do you want to be taking your school kids on a virtual field trip with that?

Personally, I'd be less concerned with the furries than with the flying penises: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/12/20/sadville_flyers/

Wait, second life is still a thing?!

I remember when it was fiery hot, but I haven't heard it mentioned once in the last decade.

Everyone and their mother is profiteering, errr, I mean discounting their services to help people affected by COVID-19.

Enlightened self-interest is enlightened nonetheless.

I was thinking about Second Life the other day, and how it seems to be in a position to be useful in this situation. Looks like they think so, too.

opensimulator is free/open source substitute with exactly the same mechanics.

Mozilla VR meeting thingy, too?



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