US Dollars spent in Second Life over last 24 hours
$411,726 as of 7:00am PDT. Source: Reuters.
Reuters opened an online center that covers news from Second Life with interviews, charts and everything. Their lead story today is on Congress launching a probe into virtual economies. If you are not familiar with the issue, Julian Dibbell wrote a big article in Legal Affairs last winter: "You probably haven't wondered whether the United States government will someday tax your virtual winnings from games played over the Internet. The real question is, Why hasn't it happened already?"
They should count Second Life as a separate voting district, too. No taxation without representation.
-- via Guardian. NY Times interviews the Reuters SL bureau chief.