Monday, December 18, 2006

« WEEKEND OPEN FORUM | Main | PASSING THE TORCH »

SECOND LIFE: SEPARATING HOPE FROM HYPE

Sl_user_base_dec_17

Is Second Life the Net's next great epochal shift, or is it, as eminent analyst Clay Shirky thinks, yet another over-hyped online world destined for failure?  I attempt to cut through both the hype and the anti-hype in an extended post for GigaGamez, a new GigaOM spinoff I'm helping launch.  In it, Philip Linden offers some concrete user retention figures (low), Clay describes his first-hand experience with Second Life (not much), and NWN contributor Tateru Nino provides a projection chart of active users for the next year (invaluable beyond measure.)

Go here to read it all.  I hope it starts an ongoing conversation that continues through 2007.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bf74053ef00d8353a7af553ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference SECOND LIFE: SEPARATING HOPE FROM HYPE: