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I disagree with Clay Shirky a lot, but with regard to Second Life I think he’s spot on. Apart from anything else, his original piece specifically says that cultural significance and mass adoption are two different things, and doesn’t take any position on cultural significance. Admittedly, the polemical framing of his argument does tend to imply that SL is culturally as well as numerically insignificant – a cooler presentation would have made the argument more powerful and harder to duck. But his basic criticism of the SL mass-adoption hype strikes me as pretty much unanswerable – and it looks as if Jenkins hasn’t tried to answer it.

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