Nov 20, 2008

Lively is Dead

According to an official release from Google, the much-hyped Lively virtual world will cease to be. It is an ex-world. It has gone to meet its maker. It's a fucking stiff.

The Second Life killer turned out to be nothing more than a damp squib. This is not a terrible thing in relation to the world of virtual fashion because in all truth, the notion of "style" had no meaning in Lively. Here I am in my Lively incarnation:

Although the blond hair and blue eyes are there, the normal raw sexuality and masculine hunkiness are missing. If I were to turn up at an SL fashion show looking like that, I would deserve to be banned on sight and shunned by the models. And I love the models.

It seems that although everyone and their dog thinks that creating virtual worlds is "a good idea" and "pretty straightforward," it turns out to be a lot more challenging that it appears.

1 comment:

Seikatsu Koba said...

I really think it was a good business move for Google to close Lively; it was a bad initiative to start with. Goodle has so much money that they don't know what to do with it, so they go around trying to compete in markets which they have no understanding of and no competitive advantage either.