Linden Lab mission

… our mission is that we are working to create an online world having the exceptional property that it advances the capabilities of the many people that use it, and by doing so affects and transforms them in a positive way. More specifically, since there are so many possible definitions of ‘online world’, we are trying to create a close reproduction of the actual physical world we live in – one that will be easily comprehensible and useful to us because it will so closely resemble ours.

Following on from recent SL announcements Philip Linden has started some conversations on the future of SL. The LL founder and CEO post raises more questions than answers which is not always a bad thing. Heres hoping that this marks the beginning of some much needed two-way conversations on the evolution of SL. If you have not read the post I recommend doing so and the comments which accompany it.

UPDATE : Transcript from Nov. 9th Concierge Townhall – surprised no one asked why SL does not tweak the freemium model it currently operates – free basic membership have an ad / sponsor section within their display screen while premium membership are ad / sponsor free – a new LL revenue stream completely untapped todate.

NYT SL Travel Feature

svargaHaving asked previously how long before a SL travel book is published Matt Gross looks like a good candidate to write it. He has featured SL as his weekend escape destination in the travel section of todays NYT. It is well put together and will spark regular readers curiosity. Good also to see Synthravels get a mention after their successful launch.