SL Redditors on What They Do in Second Life (Or Once Did)
Here's an interesting discussion in Reddit's Second Life group (which now has over 1000 subscribers), asking "So...what do you actually do in Second Life?", a question provoking a wide set of answers. Many are more detailed about what they once did in Second Life when they were more active, and a lot describe it as a "3D chatroom", even seasoned SLers who know it can be so much more. Such as "Cubey", a successful entrepreneur, who says, "[P]eople use it for education: simulation, meetings, architecture, etc. Admittedly, most people use it purely as a 3D chatroom with naughty stuff, there's hidden depth if you know where to look for it." This inspires another Redditor to ask, "Does that imply you don't anymore?"
And Cubey answers, "I don't anymore."
Overall, the thread seems emblematic of the stasis Second Life is currently in, and to me, calls out for a new, sharply dramatic change that will inspire people like this to revisit, and explore deeper beyond 3D chatting. Speaking of which, when are we going to get those game systems in Second Life that Lindens are supposed to be working on?
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