Will a focus on more specific uses like shopping and conferences save what has become one of the Internet's most disappointing technologies?
By Devanshu PatelPosted 05.19.2009 at 2:19 pm 5 Comments
What ever happened to the online virtual world revolution? You know, the one where everyone would spend hours every day blinging out their Second Life avatars and crashing weddings in World of Warcraft?
Well, those days never quite materialized. The media fanfare around virtual worlds has transitioned from an initial wildfire of exuberance to essentially nothing, as expectations for growth and revenue failed to pay off.
The founder of the popular online world says technology will drive a jump in the number of regular visitors
By Gregory MonePosted 04.22.2008 at 4:45 pm 7 Comments
The knock on popular virtual world Second Life has been that it's a little slow, and not entirely easy to use. Sure, it has roughly 13 million registered citizens, but only a few hundred thousand are actual devotees who spend a fair amount of time in the alternate universe.