PostHeaderIcon Give SL A Fair Shake, Will You?

Ask any man how hard it is to find a good barber. And once that barber is found, he will go that barber until death do they part. No, really. It's hard to find that good barber where you end-up on a first name basis and all you need do is sit in the chair and don't have to answer the obvious question that never needs be asked by them: "how do you want it?" I've been going to my same barber girl since 1992.

I find the same is true with 'news' media.

So much news is presented by junk 'journalism' that it's flat-out laughable, misleading, spun a certain way, completely unreliable and sometimes flat-out lies. News these days is completely unreliable.

It's easy enough to prove.

Then there are those few names you run across, read often and decide for yourself 'hey, this guy or gal is on the ball. Doesn't bullshit around, is a good writer and tells it like it is.

For me, Mitch Wagner has been that guy for as long as I can remember. It's just a bonus that he, like I am, is a Second Life enthusiast. Now, isn't that the right way to describe us all?


Not "losers" or "bums" or "weirdoes" or any of the other condescending descriptions so many detractors of Second Life tend to lump us all into, especially a lot of the radical media and shamefully, the so-called 'mainstream' media as well.

Hey, Mitch, don't write enough. I always look forward to your stuff, especially when you set people straight about SL. Oh, and by the way - get a new head-shot. This new one looks goofy. -winks at you-

As a journalist and Second Life enthusiast, I'm annoyed by irresponsible articles that take it for granted that the virtual world is dying, or already dead, or a failure. In fact, Second Life is healthy and growing -- I say this based on personal experience, and statements made by officials of Linden Lab, the company that created, develops and operates Second Life.

[From Rumors Of Second Life's Failure Are Just Lousy Journalism - Digital Life Blog - InformationWeek]

On second thought, that mug-shot is actually goofy in a "cool" way. I vote you keep it.

For the rest of you, if you haven't read Mitch's stuff on SL - try it.

You'll like it.

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