Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Plurk adds Second Life as Country

Plurk Adds Second Life as Country

Does this foreshadow an acquisition of Plurk by Second Life or just pandering to a large avatarian population. Or is there more as ArminasX writes? Time will tell.

7 comments:

  1. I don't think it's anything sinister - we put in a request to plurk based on numerous discussion amongst resident plurkers.

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  2. *laughs* Hmmm... just because you're not paranoid soesn't mean they AREN'T out to get you!!

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  3. I don't think any scenerio I posed would be harmful or due to bad intent. My intended point was actally that there was likely no significance beyond a business decision.

    I was just softly being a party pooper to the idea that Plurk making SL a country on their list sognified anything about how real avatars are outside of being a market segment.

    Despite recent evidence to the contrary, I really am semi- retiring from blogging seriously, so I probably erred on the side of brevity

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  4. grins. The original request was made so that Second Lifers could more easily find one another on plurk - there was no deeper significance re avatars being real... but I love that theory.

    The real reason I came back to comment was just to say I'm sad to hear you are semi-retiring from blogging - I know I'm a terribly slack reader when it comes to blogs - I tend to follow links but I do really enjoy your posts when I see/read them.

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  5. one day will come when the Avatars will fight a war for independence from their RL nation

    or at least somebody will write a SF novel about it :)

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  6. Moggs: Thanks!

    Maybe some (unmentioned) other company will learn something about being responsive to their community from Plurk's example. ;)

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