A little over two years ago, Reuters made headlines by setting up a reporter
as a go-between for Second Life
and the real world. Now, they've evidently decided that the buzz is no longer there, so they've ended the virtual-reporting experiment
. The reporter, Eric Krangel, offered his own take on the situation, and what he thinks Linden Labs could do to make Second Life
a better place. Whether or not the advice is taken, the US Army has decided to carve out its own presence in the virtual world
by setting up a pair of islands that will function as recruiting tools. An article at Massively suggests that interest in Second Life is still high
among a variety of organizations, saying, "at present it appears that more businesses are coming in than going out."