OK, this might not be an entirely serious piece
. Some of the humour is rather dependent on you having a pretty good grasp of British politics and events of this past year. But, some isn't - and in the Telegraph a spoof article about 2008 features Second Life
and World of Warcraft
I hope that you enjoy it, being a Brit it took me about 10 minutes to recover from the giggles after reading it, but that might be just my sense of humour.