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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What Ever Happened to Second Life?

We Took a Tour of the Abandoned College Campuses of Second Life

Patrick Hogan | August 13, 2015

Once upon a time, in the year 2007, people were really excited about Second Life.
Businessweek ran a cover story with the headline “Virtual World, Real Money.” Brands opened stores in Second Life malls. It was even featured on an episode of The Office.

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Northern Virginia Community College. This school appears to have actually used Second Life for classes. Real, numbered, non-computer science classes. Source:
Colleges were among those that bought the hype of the Linden Lab-developed virtual world. Many universities set up their own private islands to engage students; some even held classes within Second Life.

<more at; related links: (Secodn Life Grid Survey - Region Database. August 19, 2015) and (Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 6/19/2015. June 19, 2015)>

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