And got paid *real money* too. A universities ill conceived attempt at virtual classrooms, or something. I never understood why the hell they were making a replica of the campus and need FIVE islands (which is like $600 something a month) to do it.
Anyway, Second Life is ridiculous. Its probably used to be awesome or something when there were only 1000 people using it, but when the general public got a hold of it it became some kind of demonic three dimensional rendition of MySpace with the intelligence level of Youtube comments.
I imagine they started doing this for two reasosn. One, dealing with spam. If you can imagine, take all the spam you've ever gotten, mix it in a bowl, and then shove it into a search index. Two, they need cash flow.
And Second Life "residents" are probably the most self-righteous people on the internet. Their main functions consist of make spam and bitch about things they don't understand.