TV Show Big Brother Coming to Second Life
Reuters’ Adam Pasick reports that the popular reality-television show Big Brother is launching a Second Life edition starting December 1. While a press release from the producers doesn’t say the “show” will be televised or streamed to the Web, it will be open to all SL residents, and will run for the month of December. You can apply to be part of the show on »Kingdom of Media island«, where SL residents will also be able to watch the goings on. The requirements are pretty stiff, though: 15 participants will need to spend eight hours a day in the house, and complete a set of tasks that sound like they’re slanted toward those with facility in building. SL residents will vote contestants off the island one by one, and the winner goes “home” with a free 16-acre virtual estate. This is an interesting addition to the small universe of virtual television presence, pioneered by MTV’s Virtual Laguna Beach. More to come?