As Protests Rage, Iranian Second Life Residents Are Missing in Action

The post-election tumult in Iran has taken a toll in Second Life, where Iranian members have been notably absent in recent day, reports New World Notes:

When the widespread protest… erupted last weekend, I went searching Second Life for Residents who lived in that country. According to Linden demographic stats published last year… there were over a hundred of them then, logging into Second Life on a regular basis…

 

Linden spokesman Peter Linden confirmed to me last night, "[W]e’ve not seen any log-ins from Iran." …the utter lack of Iranian log-ins in the last few days suggests that Second Life is being blocked, or that Internet connectivity has become so degraded in that country, it’s shut down by default…

 

For the moment, however, it is probably better that Iranians’ Internet activity center on Twitter and other such tools.

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