Second Life – The next dimension for Libraries? Cathal McCauley, Reader Services 23.2.2007. What is Second Life? (SL) - 1.
Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by a total of 3,865,315 people from around the globe.
“I am getting the same feeling about SL that I got about the web in 1994”
Stephen Abram (VP of Innovation, Sirsi Dynix)
“We think there is a phenomenon occurring . . . something huge here. We'll see the rise of the new Googles, the new Amazons”
Collin Perris (Head of Digital Convergence, IBM)
“We are planning to establish a Swedish embassy in Second Life primarily as an information portal for Sweden,"
Olle Waestberg (Director Swedish Institute)