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Valleywag doomcasts Second Life for the sin of no longer being trendy.

Those who can’t do, teach. Second Life, the most overhyped virtual world, has been abandoned even by its most fervent journalistic promoters, like Reuters and Wired. It’s now pitching itself as an online schoolhouse.

The article goes on to bemoan Linden Lab actually having a profitable business model for Second Life (server rentals, currency arbitrage) that doesn’t include parties for bloggers. Valleywag’s been doomcasting Second Life for at least two years now, so it’s understandable that they’re a bit nervous Second Life may survive Valleywag/Gawker.

The best summary comes from, oddly enough, my guild leader in World of Warcraft, who sent me this story with the note:

Seems like Second Life doesn’t encourage sanity in those discussing it.