Thursday, June 29, 2006

Trouble in Second Paradise?

Very interesting goings on in the virtual world of Second Life. The proprietors, Linden Labs, changed registration models on June 6 from one that required a credit card validation step (and hence some tie to a real person) to one that does not, referred to as "validation-free". This has caused a certain amount of consternation among Second Life residents, particularly merchants, with regard to the potential for anonymous misbehavior and subsequent increase of abuse reports (AR's).
Though it may seem arcane, I think there will be plenty of lessons learned as Second Life transitions into a more anonymous realm as new residents join and established residents create alternative (alt) accounts and avatars.

To read about the issue, check out


To learn more about Second Life, check out the recent Business Week article:


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