There is a graveyard for the one hundred Lindens whose terminations were announced yesterday, and it was built by CodeBastard Redgrave, who set it in her nightclub, half-submerged in water. You can visit that place by clicking this link, which is a direct teleport SLurl. Ms. Redgrave intended it to be her own tribute to those Lindens who lost their livelihoods and also their place in Second Life. Without quite planning it, visitors began showing up, and many left flowers, and other tokens, at the foot of many gravestones. When I was there late last night, a girl in a richly embroidered Korean dress kneeled before one, rezzed a flower there, and remained there for awhile in silence. Many more kept coming, as did the flowers. Even some Lindens arrived, to pay tribute to colleagues who were moving on:
Image credit: The Bot Zone
The future of Second Life is more uncertain than it ever has been. But one thing remains certain: Few customers of other Internet communities would build an impromptu memorial for laid off members of the company's paid staff, then quietly remain there in real mourning.