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Posted: Feb 18th 2008 3:12PM (Unverified) said

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Fantastic Moo Money, it ties in nicely with a conversation we are having over at Terranova.blogs.com... about SL and Sim Stability, i hope you don't mine, but i linked your article :)

http://terranova.blogs.com/terra_nova/2008/02/organising-virt.html#more

Posted: Feb 18th 2008 3:22PM (Unverified) said

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I don't mind at all. :)
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Posted: Feb 18th 2008 5:59PM (Unverified) said

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Hmm. I think they crashed a few sims (even though their stated goal was not to grief). But no sims were shut down in response. You can't really shut down a sim unless you are Linden Labs, eh?
The "1800 employees and residents" number is highly questionable. It isn't confirmed by the metric collections done by Tateru's or me.
Lastly, there is no indication at all that the SL protest had any actual affect at all. Just because they achieved their goals in the talk doesn't mean that the SL protest had any contribution to them.
I know claiming the virtual strike made a difference grabs headlines. It's, ironically, seen as legitimizing Second Life. But in reality their use of Second Life to promote their cause is about as thin as the big companies that create a huge fancy sim, get on the cover of Business Week, and let it languish, empty. This is not a success for Second Life, this is a success for Second Life hype.

Posted: Feb 19th 2008 11:27AM (Unverified) said

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I wonder if they will get into trouble for using famous songs on the video...

(I'm very far from being an expert on copyright law and such, but I often read about big companies making loud noises when people use their stuff, legally or otherwise)

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