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Peering Inside: Disconnected advantages

It seems likely that inter-grid teleportation will become a commonly-available and trivially-usable feature within the next twelve months. While there are efforts underway to establish and implement underlying supporting protocols, it really doesn't much matter if those efforts go ahead or not....

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Peering Inside: A media campaign

While the announcement of the Google Lively public beta may have taken many by surprise, apparently it did not take Linden Lab unawares -- their Second Life messages were already lined up and ready to go. Indeed considering that information about Lively's launch was available to a number of people...

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Peering Inside: Rewards and recognition

Over the years, Linden Lab has put a lot of effort into attempting to reward, or to give recognition to (another kind of reward, really) Second Life users who made positive contributions to the overall user-experience. The Lab staff used to refer to it as a mandate or as a part of "their...

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Peering Inside: The Second Life year in review

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Second Life, and we thought we'd take advantage of the day to round up some of the significant happenings in this most well-known of current-generation virtual worlds over the last twelve months. We can by no means be comprehensive, of course, there's so much...

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Peering Inside: A cautionary tale

Meet Jay. Jay started in Second Life in April this year and was interested and involved enough to get himself some Linden Dollars via a currency exchange. A lot of Linden Dollars. Unfortunately, Jay is now out-of-pocket by US$110, and is being told conflicting stories....

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Peering Inside: Transparency and opacity

Linden Lab is very proud of its transparency, both as a business and as a workplace. Openness and transparency are enshrined in the Tao of Linden. Unfortunately much of that transparency only seems to pass internally. Sure, Linden Lab publishes lots of interesting and useful statistics and makes...

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Peering Inside: Pleading the fifth

As you are probably already aware, Linden Lab have suddenly decided to take an active role in the Second Life fifth anniversary this year, overriding the organizing committee and excluding a number of the invited communities from presentation this year. Decisions, ultimately, get made because they...

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Peering Inside: Trafficking in meaning

Linden Lab is having a second stab at reworking the Second Life dwell (also known as traffic, but dwell is a more accurate name since traffic is not actually what is described) algorithm based on user-feedback. Last year, at Linden in-world office hours assorted feedback was gathered from users, and...

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Peering Inside: The silence of the lab

Two weeks ago it became widespread knowledge that upper-constraints on Second Life prim creation size were relaxed or disabled during a recent update. Initially, it appeared to most people to be an intentional move in-line with previously stated plans that Linden Lab had for...

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Peering Inside: Linden Lab's new billing provider

Some of you may have noticed that your billing for Second Life is no longer being done out of the United Kingdom but is now being done from the USA. Since there was no announcement of a change, we asked Linden Lab about that, back in the first week of January -- especially as it seemed that some...

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