The best and worst of Second Life

While the PR boom of the new year may have tailed off somewhat, newsworthy things are still happening in Second Life. The Amazon Web Services team have just set up their own island, complete with super sexy modern architecture, and the Nasdaq people are contemplating the idea of setting up the first stock exchange in a virtual space. Meanwhile, still gung-ho for the 3D internet but obviously frustrated with SL’s bugginess, IBM have been cheerfully developing their own software platform to use as a working environment. And last but not least, lawyers are investigating a German SL user who has allegedly been distributing child porn and paying for sex with avatars that look like children – so it seems even virtual apples have worms.