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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Fogwoman Gray

I know I have seen an increase in those newcomers who T Linden characterizes as "consumers", differentiating them from "creatives" who are not currently being courted by the marketing. Evidently that is planned for a later date.
I know that I have seen a big exodus of skilled creators, and am having more difficulty finding well made items in SL. Search on XStreet reveals a lot of things built one to two years ago, or new business-in-a-box quality items.
Inworld search is functionally pretty useless, with boolean searches not being supported. There is going to be a need for content if LL plans on keeping these "consumers" interested. I will be most fascinated where that content will come from and how anyone will find it.

cube inada

so LL claims success after;

1. using anothers IP unpaid for- Camerons Avatar "copy" Ad Banner "campaign". INMU still uses it--but then we know how many verbal creators think of IMVU;)

2. Hijacking others IP value via new TOS/Policies

yep, gonna be a Myspace or Geocities of quality very soon.

but at least M makes "art" for the consumers... and you can buy it at slx.:)

Tateru Nino

Wasn't it a million in concurrency that they were actually after? Or am I misremembering?

Arcadia Codesmith

It is my hope that movies like Avatar will set the bar impossibly high for VR in the public imagination.

Public demand for naturalistic, immersive VR might prod more R&D into making it something consumers take for granted rather than a backwater for visionaries and hobbyists.

Jacek Antonelli

Extrapolating data is best left to people who understand that a single unusually high data point does not indicate a long term trend.

http://xkcd.com/605/

Hamlet Au

That's exactly why I wrote this qualifier:

"If that rate continues -- and as with anything about SL stats, that's a fairly big if"

Jacek Antonelli

Hamlet: I saw the qualifier. It doesn't absolve you of the fact that you made a sensational claim in the headline based on your own garbage statistics, then based your entire article around it. That's extremely shoddy journalism.

The headline should have been "Second Life On Track to Have 1M Regular Users This Year -- Except Not, Because I Just Made Up The Numbers So I'd Have A Story."

Hamlet Au

It's hardly a sensational claim, read the full report, most of the trends are pretty good. With 826K monthly uniques already and eight months to go, 1M is actually a conservative forecast. But in the event I'm wrong, I'll be happy to admit so here.

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