Company: Linden Lab, San Francisco, CA
Launch Date: June 23, 2003
Cost: Free access for 1 basic account. Additional basic accounts cost $9.95. Premium monthly, quarterly and annual membership options allowing land ownership are also available. Click here for pricing details.
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Second Life is a highly imaginative, creative environment. Visiting Second Life is like stepping into a Dali or Magritte painting in 3D. The "fully textured high-resolution" avatars are customizable to the "nth" degree, with dozens of sliders to change every micro-pixel of your avatar's shape, size, and color. While some "Lifers" (the preferred nickname of Second Life citizens) do their best to create miniature versions of their offline bodies, most use the opportunity to make themselves look as strange as possible. You never know what (or who) you'll see in Second Life, which is part of the fun.
"The Virtual Rockefeller" by Paul Sloan, Nov 28, 2005
"The Business of Life: Making a Virtual Living" by Peter Svensson, Nov 8, 2005
Press Release: Linden Lab Opens Doors to Teen Second Life, Aug 8, 2005
Writings about Second Life from "embedded journalist" Wagner James Au
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