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Posted 2005-07-18 by Tony Walsh
Lindens Leverage In-World ‘InfoNet’
In May, 2005, Second Life resident Squagmire Stravinsky publicly launched "InfoNet," a sort of virtual-world intranet and database, available to the public via an in-world network of iBook-like terminals. Conceived of in December, 2004, Stravinsky's vision of "A centralised repository full [of] resources, available for the SL community to use" has since come true. InfoNet terminals are currently installed in over ten island simulators.

Today, Second Life developer Linden Lab announced Stravinsky has supplied the company with its own InfoNet channel, which has been populated with news items of interest to the community. In an attempt to improve outbound communication with residents, the Lindens are exploring InfoNet as a broadcast vehicle outside of the official forums and the in-world "message of the day." Linden Lab messages are available via the "News" tab in the InfoNet browser.
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