With all emerging technology there is a seedy darkside that helps push the new platform along that is rarely discussed and mostly ignored in the media until a critical mass hits. Well, that day is now here for Second Life. In the past week I came across two posts/articles discussing some of the more deplorable activities that are engaged in on Second Life: TechCrunch and InformationWeek.
What is worse is that the CEO appears to embrace these activities as proof of a growing community. How does this impact recommending client interaction in Second Life? I would proceed with extreme caution. The clients home on Second Life could be destroyed or simple association with this platform could result in unforeseen negative coverage. It is quite possible the media backlash Google is beginning to encounter could also result with Second Life as its status as a media darling begins to diminish and this story becomes more established.