I noticed lately that whenever I log on to Second Life, no-one IMs me until I have IMed them. the must see me log on but clearly don't have anything to say to me. What does that tell me?
OK, so if I analyze a little more, I do have IMs waiting from one or two people, but I still feel a little like a ghost. My friend list is, as I have said before, relatively small, but I thought it was selective. However, it turns out that I am deluding myself. My SL footprint is smaller than I trick myself into believing.
Maybe this is not unusual. Maybe the majority of folks in SL wear small shoes. I don't know. I also know that when I click on my Google Alerts for "Second Life," I find many many blogs with no comments - the spectral writings of more virtual world phantoms.
So the question is; should I stay or should I go? If I left, would there be any impact? Sadly, I believe not. Yet if I stay, will there be any impact? Again, I fear not. Perhaps for 99% of people, our Second Life existence "don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world."
I need time to think.