Second Life campuses often seem dead

August 17, 2007

Linden Labs reports that more than 100 colleges and universities have established campuses in its online world, Second Life. Here at Academica, we know that Loyalist College and Mohawk College are building this summer, and Fanshawe College has reportedly purchased an island. But Wired magazine, usually a champion of all things new and techy, is growing skeptical. The biggest problem is a lack of traffic, and possible technical limitations that limit scalability. SL is worth checking out, as a possible sneak peek at the Web 4.0 of the future, but it may just be a little ahead of its time. Wired