Apparently no longer content with the wonders and joy of the Real World (the pre-Big Brother MTVrealityfest now in its 18th series) humans are looking to draw a line under their mistakes (war, exploitation, microwavable meals for 1) and start again online.
The following are the latest developments, from what has unfairly been dubbed 'Sadville', by those who have obviously never experienced the excellent nightlife and quality beach resorts SL has to offer:
1) Despite major technological advantages over said 'realworld' such as the ability to teleport, the coffee in Second Life is still terrible.
2) Virtual sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise. The appearance of this problem coincided mysteriously with the arrival in SL of a virtual Ron Jeremy.
3) Second Life is big in Germany.
4) SL is not so edenic after all. That's
5) SL leads the way in humanfashionhairstyles. Top
7) Transport for London has recreated the lookandfeel of the London public transport in Second Life with painstaking detail. Highlights include the thrilling 'bank holiday weekend' experience (no trains) and the scary nightbus extravaganza (get vomited on/knifed).
8) In Second Life, everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came. This is in stark contrast to the realworld, and London in particular:
9) SL User Qwgwq69 became a dollar millionaire in the RealWorld™ in 2006, not through some brilliant yet highly fraudulent virtual pyramid scheme (taking place, perhaps, on Egyptian-themed SL island Nefertitties), but rather (boringly), through property development.