As CNN Leave Second Life its Goodbye With a Party Tonight!

Picture by Courtesy of Henry ireport

CNN island is closing in SL soon, there will be a final party tonight at 2pm(slt), so we’ll go along and say our farewells to producers Nicole and Henry’s avatars, as they won’t be coming into the virtual world officially as reps of CNN any more.  A decision I think, which may have been made some time ago and finally it’s come about.  It doesn’t really make a lot of difference to me, as I will go on uploading stories and still have contact via the website if there is a problem, so it’s really only the meetings that have stopped, the articles will still be vetted by CNN who will still have  SL Assignments on the site.  It’s been a lovely time for both me and friend and writer Hibiscus Hastings, we met at CNN and formed a great friendship; we were both there from the very beginning when ireport started out in its Beta form back in 2007. We have contributed our own little bit of virtual history to the internet with our stories of what a real community SL is, complete with all its wonderful population of designers, artists, theatre people and creators of what ever you can imagine in the real world being brought into the virtual one.  It’s been an honour for me to meet so many clever and interesting people and I’ve enjoyed every step of the way writing about them!   So I will carry on and want to thank Nicole, Henry, and all the CNN peoples I met who came in world to chat to us mere mortals! lol!  Looking forward to the party tonight, so just type CNN island on your map in-world and pop along tonight and have some fun!

Nicole ireport



4 Responses to As CNN Leave Second Life its Goodbye With a Party Tonight!

  1. Sad news to hear about the closure. Thanks for bringing the SL community the awesome ireports/news over the years.

    When does the CNN island shut down?

    Good luck for the future!

  2. Hello Daniel, thank you for your kind comments. It is sad to hear that CNN are closing the island and Nicole said that it will finally be gone by the end of the month. I will still write for CNN ireport, so not a lot has changed with that, as we can still get in touch with the producers who will continue to follow what we write. It’s been fun being part of the CNN SL project, I’m so pleased I was part of it, covering everything from a live SL link-up meeting with American Congress to virtual romances, and dramas!

    Love your blog Daniel, by the way!

    Best Wishes
    Janey 🙂

  3. I’ll be there too, real-life permitting. Sorry to see the place go.

  4. Hi Bixyl, glad to hear you will be there if you can make it

    Best Wishes 🙂

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