Second Life opens a Red Light District

People who want to use Second life, the virtual world for such things as taking classes, prototyping buildings or designing virtual goods can now do without adult content. There has been a long-standing problem that there is too much sex in the Second Life. The response from Second Life is to move all adult-oriented content to a new, X-rated “continent” as a virtual red light district. Linden Lab creators of Second Life claims the changes will begin to take effect in June. Second Life users, will be able to block adult content in their searches or on the flip side let people specifically search for adult-only items, excluding everything else. This is a new take on give the people what they want. Linden is implementing a three-tiered rating system for the site – PG, Mature and Adult. Users will automatically be given access to PG and mature content on sign u pas you must be 18 to join. The user must prove they are at least 18 before they can access adult, X-rated content. Linden Labs Second Life has been around since 2003 and has seen spikes in growth, from users, corporate, and education communities but has never blown up like MySpace, FaceBook or Twitter.

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