Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-08-12

  • We took a tour of the abandoned college campuses of Second Life
    Colleges were among those that bought the hype of the Linden Lab-developed virtual world. Many universities set up their own private islands to engage students; some even held classes within Second Life.

    Most of these virtual universities are gone –– it costs almost $300 per month to host your own island –– but it turns out a handful remain as ghost towns. I decided to travel through several of the campuses, to see what’s happening in Second Life college-world in 2015

    First, I didn’t see a a single other user during my tour. They are all truly abandoned.