Raph Koster, in commenting on Second Life News Story 4.6 x 109, states that “the MMO community” resents the amount of publicity Second Life is getting, possibly out of jealousy.
In response, I give you ABC, which apparently has confused Second Life with the entire Internet.
Meanwhile, some clever exploiter has figured out how to dupe in-game items, which has the potential of effectively destroying Second Life’s in-game economy, since it’s based on trading real-life money for virtual-life clothing and other associated things. Whoops, sorry, Metaverse! (Linden Lab’s response? Don’t do that.)