Friday, July 08, 2005


Ever since Linden Lab announced the launch of Second Life Teen, for Residents between 13 and 17, I've been dying to discover how its culture would develop. Impossible for me to report on, though, since that area of the world is confined to minors in that age bracket. Fortunately, we now have Second Age, the first Second Life blog devoted to the teen grid ("the TG" for those in the know.) It's planned as a group blog, but at the moment, it's solely written by Aesop Thatch, and we are fortunate to have such an opinionated and vivid writer already at the controls. Here's young Thatch on the sudden influx of newcomers into the TG:

On the other hand, we have the n00bs. These are those for whom the selective last names were enacted, the ‘1337′-speakers, the brats, the immature fools. They surged into the Sandbox and immedietly upon learning to rez, created huge objects, some meant to annoy, others possibly meant in innocence. Tempers flared among the less-tolerant (of stupidity) residents, who lashed out, slapping neg-rates left and right and posting huge ‘Stupidity is not appreciated’ signs on platform 500 meters up...

Other entries are devoted to the rise of corporate competition, the appearance of Tringo, and the Feted Inner Core.

Go here to keep an avuncular eye on those inventive whippersnappers in there.

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Thanks for the great review, Mr Linden!

Posted by: Aesop Thatch at Jul 9, 2005 9:57:36 AM

Great stuff, Aesop :) And thanks for the link, Hamlet. I've been dying of curiosity to hear some news about how things are going on the teen grid. It all sounded vaguely familar and brought me right back to the early days of the main grid. Thanks for giving us old farts a window to your world and keep up the great work, Aesop.

Posted by: Chip Midnight at Jul 9, 2005 7:44:47 PM

I immediately pictured something like "Lord of the Flies."

Posted by: Bat Gorilla at Jul 11, 2005 11:54:05 AM

Aesop, I've been away for a while, and when I got back I had the email with login details. But, alas I could not log in!

Posted by: 782 Naumova at Jul 21, 2005 8:08:58 AM

is there goin to be a teenage sl

Posted by: kaler at Jul 28, 2005 9:01:15 AM