The metaverse has been a buzz over the employee shake-up at Linden Lab. First with a June 9th announcement of a 30% staffing cut (RIF), followed by a June 24th announcement that CEO, Mark Kingdon would be stepping down, founder and past CEO, Philip Rosedale will stand in as interim CEO, and CFO Bob Komin will be assuming the additional role of COO. A sigh of relief can almost be heard throughout second life, on forums and in blog posts, as second life residents and alumni alike anticipate the results from this shake-up. Hoping that Philip will revive his original vision of Second Life… a vibrant, "your world, your imagination" virtual landscape where some have made names for themselves, established virtual companies, and, in some sense, re-enacted, at a micro-scale, the heady days of the dot-bombs.
- On January 14, 2011, Avatar Reality’s CEO, Jim Sink spoke with the Blue Mars community as a followup to his Avatar Reality Restructuring blog post. Today would be the last day at the fledgling company for Mr. Sink, along with 50% of the team. Outside of serious bug fixes, the Blue Mars client will be […]
- The term, "ageplay" has become synonymous with a form of BDSM role play where one individual (usually a sub) dons all aspects of a child (i.e., dress, demeanor, behavior) and the other (usually a dom) dons all aspects of an adult. This, however was not always the case. To better understand why there is such […]