CNet Launches Second Life Site
CNet News, where friend of 3pointD Daniel Terdiman writes about virtual worlds, online games and cyberculture, among other things, has launched a permanent presence in the virtual world of Second Life. Located on the sim belonging to virtual-world services company Millions of Us, which built out the site, there’s a nice building modeled loosely after CNet’s San Francisco offices, complete with an amphiteater where CNet reporters can do interviews, give talks and stream media. Terdiman himself will do a regular series of interviews in the space, and give talks about recent stories he’s written. The site marks the first of what should prove to be several entrants from among the tech media that are planning to enter SL on a long-term basis. CNet’s launch gives it a head start, and Terdiman’s commitment to SL should keep things going, but it will be interesting to see what the other installations have on offer in terms of interactivity and things like news feeds. It will be nice to have more news coming into the world, in whatever form.