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  Weblogs, Inc. Hunting For ‘Second Life’ Bloggers  
 
 
Posted 2006-01-22 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
A voracious, niche-news blog network owned by AOL is on the hunt for virtual-world cool. Weblogs, Inc. recently added a World of Warcraft gaming blog to its stable of popular sites, and seems to be looking for a Second Life blogger embedded in the virtual-world's social space.

The addition of a Second Life blog under the Weblogs banner comes rather late in the game, but at the peak of a wave of popularity for Linden Lab's virtual world. There are already a number of Second Life bloggers keeping tabs on the virtual world's culture, politics, and lifestyle--most prominently, these include Linden Lab's contracted writer Hamlet Linden of New World Notes and independent tabloidists Urizenus Sklar and Walker Spaight of The Second Life Herald. I look forward to discovering how and where Weblogs, Inc.'s newest writer finds his or her material, and in what way this new blog will fit in the existing Second Life spectrum.
 
     
 
   
 
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Comment posted by csven
January 22, 2006 @ 2:15 pm
     
 
This should prove interesting.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by qDot
January 22, 2006 @ 6:33 pm
     
 
Boy, is this ever gonna cause a ruckus. Wonder how they're gonna pick.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
January 22, 2006 @ 6:42 pm
     
 
I'm sure they'll pick the best writer they can find who will agree to the terms of their contract and the least pay. Last time I saw a Weblogs, Inc. contract it was pretty unreasonable.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by qDot
January 22, 2006 @ 6:43 pm
     
 
Hah, meaning that SLers will still be clamoring over each other for it. The world is pretty well known for the "Slave Labor for Fame" trade.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Brace
January 24, 2006 @ 7:32 am
     
 
Cripes!
Would I have to stop cussing on my blawg if I went out for this?
 
     
 
     
   
 
 
     
 
     
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