1994 But Moving Faster

The Reuters entry into Second Life mentioned in the last post is part of an accelerating trend which because of blogs and the related social network drivers will be adopted faster than the web. We’ll be seeing a steady stream of Second Life adoptors – C|Net got in last month and Business Week is reporting on Wired’s new entry noting that:

“Second Life is almost a phenomenon like YouTube, it’s reached critical mass,” says Chris Baker, senior associate editor at Wired magazine.

Big Media Gets A Second Life

It’s worth noting that since SL hit the cover of Business Week in May, their membership has quadrupled. BusinessWeek has slides showing how major corporations are using Second Life. The article also mentions that other big names like Microsoft and Google are likely to get into the virtual world space which is something I’ve written about. I also see My Space as a likely player because Second Life is also a social network.

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  1. […] Saying it’s 1994, but moving faster sounds good, but there are numbers to back it up. CNN’s Your Digital World reports that there are now 100 million web sites with content There were just 18,000 Web sites when Netcraft, based in Bath, England, began keeping track in August of 1995. It took until May of 2004 to reach the 50 million milestone; then only 30 more months to hit 100 million, late in the month of October 2006. […]

  2. […] This post has really good coverage with screenshots and links. If you replace virtual world with the web it’s easy to see why the landscape is like 1994. […]

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