Nov 20, 2008

Lively or Deadly? ....Lively is shutting down.


"Lively no more
After careful consideration, we have decided to shut down Lively...."

With these words, Google is shutting down the virtual world called Lively created last July'08.
"We will shut down Lively on December 31, 2008.
In July we launched Lively in Google Labs because we wanted users to be able to interact with their friends and express themselves online in new ways. Google has always been supportive of this kind of experimentation because we believe it's the best way to create groundbreaking products that make a difference to people's lives. But we've also always accepted that when you take these kinds of risks not every bet is going to pay off.
It has been a tough decision, but we want to ensure that we prioritize our resources and focus more on our core search, ads and apps business...."

About the Lively residents work...

" We'd encourage all Lively users to capture your hard work by taking videos and screenshots of your rooms. " oops! hurry up


Second Life Competitors

There?, Hipihi? Kaneva? Active Worlds?, Outback Online?, ....who's next?
Second Life has no competitors now.


More info:

* http://www.lively.com/html/shutdown.html
* Info at the Google Blog


* Join Second Life

2 comments:

  1. After looking at the web sites for the other online communities, I noticed that Second Life is the only one with a Mac version. Way to go SL!!

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  2. Yeah!!! lol
    See you in world! and thanks for the coment! ^^

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