Monday, October 09, 2006

Second Life, Work and PR play

More from BL Ochman. She says:

"Its Hard to understand how an interview with Second Life creator Philip Rosedale could be boring, but Toby Sterling at Associated Press asks questions that are (extremely) far from insightful. The Guardian, on the other hand, has a meaty article.

I agree, the Guardian article is excellent and presents how people Use SL, to promote their organisations and even trade with this 800,000 population.

Some examples:

Universities are staking out places on Second Life to offer virtual courses.
Politicians have started doing interviews in Second Life
Doctors are doing simulations that may have real-world benefits
The Hedrons will become the first British band to do a virtual concert in Second Life
The BBC has rented an island on the site for music festivals.

There is much more in the article. It offers good ideas and is well written.