Philip Rosedale is back in Second Life

Philip Rosedale is back in Second Life

Sometimes they come back: “I‘m up early, hanging out in SL if anyone wants to come chat”. This short tweet was from Philip Rosedale.

A Philip Rosedale tweet calls SL users

This simple tweet published at 14:29 Italian time (6.29 in San Francisco) on 6 August last by the former co-founder of Second Life, or some years engaged in the development of High Fidelity, defined by himselfan open-source VR software platform to help people build virtual reality spaces to host up to 500 people at once”, has attracted the attention of users of the virtual world of Linden Lab.

Philip Rosedale is back again in Second Life

At least a dozen, judging by the photos posted by Michael Zang on Twitter in response to Philip’s tweet (see below, ed), reached him for a chat for about three hours. Among those who replied to Philip on Twitter there was no lack of those who politely criticized him for having the same avatar in fifteen years ago in 2019,others regretted not being able to participate in the chat.

Poor resonance for the event

What is really striking is that a dozen or so avatars on about 800 thousand users (on a monthly basis) still active is a tiny fraction, just as negligible is the dozens of comments that Philip’s tweet collected on Twitter, that so far recorded only 3 retweets, 17 comments and 63 likes despite the profile of Philip Rosedale has over 16,800 followers on the social media.

Twitter has no faults in this case

The blame for the poor resonance of Philip Rosedale’s return in Second Life cannot be blamed on Twittergiven that in the second quarter of 2019 the social media founded by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Evan Williams in 2006 (the year in which Second Life, born three years earlier, reached the peak of notoriety), has seen active users grow by 5 million, now equal to 139 million (on a daily basis).

Sometimes they come back, in short, but it is not certain that the event, however nice, is memorable. If you want to know how it will end up for Second Life and other online platforms, continue to follow also through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on and on, as well as on Youtube) and maybe subscribe our newsletter!

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