Saturday, November 22, 2008

Google Unplugs Lively as Hype Fades Over Virtual Worlds - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

Hmm…

Online virtual worlds were dealt a heavy helping of reality this week.

First off, Google announced that its Lively experiment will shut down at the end of the year. The Web-based portal to all things virtual only started in July, making this one of Google’s shorter experiments.

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Meanwhile, a reporter that Reuters once paid to document life from within Second Life has come out with a confession that life within the online game wasn’t all that grand.

Google Unplugs Lively as Hype Fades Over Virtual Worlds - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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