Blue Mars abducts journalist from Second Life; will other virtual citizens follow?

Wagner James Au has specialized in writing about 3D virtual worlds. Under the name Hamlet Au, he has reported from inside Linden Lab’s virtual world of Second Life for three years and he still maintains a blog about it. But now he is moving on to the greener pastures of the latest cool virtual world, Blue Mars.

Virtual worlds recede, but Second Life keeps growing

Virtual worlds, those fully-formed, three-dimensional renderings of the real world, are waning as apps take off on social networks and mobile phones. But the mother of the virtual-world craze, Second Life, is bucking that trend and growing.