Valleywag, an online gossip (and occasionally news) blog operated by Gawker Media – and given to outlandish and sensationalist headlines, rather like the one above – was always fond of calling Second Life a failure, in the past tense; it’s dead, it was a failure, does anyone remember that crazy thing with all those sad people?

Now, just relegated to a simple blog tag, Valleywag has all but given up the ghost, whereas Second Life does rather continue to be ticking along, regardless of its various problems and obstacles.

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