Tweet of the Day

A tweet (From a non LL employee of course)

XStreetSL currently unavailable – We’re adding a category for Stolen and Ripped content, labeled “Bargain Bin.”about 6 hours ago from web 

There’s nothing like a good reputation now is there?


WTF? Second Life – A Thieves Paradise

So, Linden Labs are running true to form with their response to content theft on a grand scale.  4hrs after a major theft was reported to them they have still taken no action.  Situation normal I suppose.  From their behaviour you could quite easily believe that they don’t actually want anyone inworld to be under the impression that they care and that all the talk is just for the press.  You know, to make them look like a credible company to those who don’t know any better.

Well, I suppose where the business and other press are concerned the media have gained a reputation for not looking too closely as long as they have their copy by the deadline.

Here are the links:

and for those of you with a Second Life account and know how to log into the forums, here’s the second grand theft identified for the day.

Using the word “Lame”

I’ve never been a big fan of the word as I’ve always thought there are better descriptions.  I finally understand how appropriate the word can be.

To me, the epitome of lame is those people who keep turning up in your life with different avatars and think you don’t notice.

These are the kind of pitiful people who have completely failed at the Second Life thing and probably should try something else – like a colouring book.

WTF? XStreet SL and the Halloween Spotlight Promotion

Am I the only one that thinks it’s a bit tacky that LL organise a marketing event for Halloween and use items in their publicity pics from a merchant who didn’t even know the marketing event was happening because LL didn’t tell him?

The added wtf for me is that for this latest lapse in attention to anything even remotely approaching detail is that when the creator of the item found out not only didn’t they slip him into the promotion which had only started the day before nor did they publicly acknowledge on the promo picture who created the item but  added insult was they seemed to think that since one of the team had bought it as a gift for someone the creator should be happy.

Of course they only had just shy of 200 applications to join the promo and they only accepted 86 of them.  Obviously not enough of those 86 creators had items good enough for the two publicity pictures and the banner ad used.

deep cynicism moment

Linden Labs have decided that despite the evidence that only around 10% of users of gaming sites actually ever look at the blogs a blog is going to be their main method of communication for anything official.  Unless they’re trying to bring attention to their latest favourites, then they can manage to send out emails.