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Isn’t It Ironic?

On 27th January 2012 · By Tymmerie Thorne · With Leave a comment
In Fashion, Girl Wonder, Second Life · Tags , ,
There's been some rumbling in the blogosphere about why LL uses less than ideal photographs in their marketing and on the web site.

Here is my theory: Could the reason behind Linden LabL's use of old, poorly photographed avatars be to make Second Life even less popular?

I submit to you that YES! That is the reason! "But Tymmerie," you ask me incredulously (because you never believe anything I tell you), "Why would LL want to make SL even less popular?" 

To attract hipsters. 

Linden Lab also did away with the unique naming system* -- complete with clever and meaningful surnames -- and replaced it with one reminiscent of a sad AOL chat room. Pretty uncool, if you ask me. And what is something that hipsters like? Uncool. 

Now, imagine internet cafes full of hipsters in ill-fitting pants running badly named avatars on their Macs while playing SL ironically.  

And just how do you play SL ironically? By shunning mesh clothing and prim hair.… Read the rest


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