Two weeks ago, business leaders at Davos gave their blessing to Linden Lab's Second Life. They hailed the spectacular growth of its virtual economy while politicians spoke of democracy itself moving into its online world. But little of this coverage questioned its true popularity, or how sustainable its "virtual economy" might …
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