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Reuters in 'Second Life'
From Reuters

Reuters Opening ‘Second Life’ Virtual Bureau

The news agency becomes the latest corporate brand to set up shop in the virtual online world. It will put out stories about this rapidly growing parallel universe. Amazing stuff.

  • Earlier: a big magazine piece on Second Life
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    Posted on Oct 16, 2006 READ MORE


    John Kerry
    From NBC

    Kerry: I’d Deserve a Second Chance in ‘08

    The Mass. senator stopped short of announcing he’s making another presidential run, but said it’s a basic principle that “Americans give people a second chance.”

    Posted on Oct 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Second Life graphic
    From Second Life (via Popular Science)

    It’s a Wonderful Second Life

    Check out this mind-blowing story on Second Life, the simulated online world where people socialize, shop for actual products, attend legitimate university classes, even buy virtual real estate—using real-world money.
    This head-spinning enmeshing of online/off-line interaction represents a new model for our Internet-addled society. It’s like “The Matrix” (Version 0.1).

     

    Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Suzanne Vega's avatar
    From Wired News

    Live Musical Acts, Coming to a Sim Near You

    Now this is a cool sign of the times: Musicians are playing “live” concerts streamed through virtual reality environments like “Second Life.” Above, the avatar of Suzanne Vega plays in what was billed as “the first time a major recording artist performed live in avatar form.”

    Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Has Terrible Infant Mortality Rate

    America has the second-lowest survival rate for infants in the industrialized world—just above Latvia.

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


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