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AxG3,657 posts since 24 Jul 2006
June 1st, 2007 (bit late), besides I have a Second Life account and Sky News has there studios on it, which can be browsed, it's quite good. And on some occasions there is a celebrity interview there, James May was there once.
mizzb603 posts since 5 May 2003
London UK posted:
June 1st, 2007 (bit late), besides I have a Second Life account and Sky News has there studios on it, which can be browsed, it's quite good. And on some occasions there is a celebrity interview there, James May was there once.


Fives / sky reporter Jason Farrell made a lasting impression when he went into second life in search of people with dubious sexual tastes last year. I think his investigation played a part in sky's taking a venture into this virtual world.
jrothwell972,681 posts since 29 Oct 2006
Hymagumba posted:
dare i ask what the point of doing this is?


I don't have a clue either.

Could it be that Sky are starting a newsgathering operation on Second Life? If so, why? The idea that journalists are getting paid to play a computer game makes me livid, when there's far more important places Sky could be deploying their journalists to.
SN2005587 posts since 20 Dec 2005
They do it because it serves as a great behind-the-scenes tool for people getting to know how a news environment works. When you go to the virtual news centre you're also able to take away a mini tv so you can keep up to date with the latest sky news headlines.

Sky News were the first to do a live virtual/real simulcast at the Haye Festival last year.


More dubiously I believe reuters were the first to set up a virtual bureau in second life. Quite what for I don't know.
jrothwell972,681 posts since 29 Oct 2006
SN2005 posted:
When you go to the virtual news centre you're also able to take away a mini tv so you can keep up to date with the latest sky news headlines.


What a stupid, sad idea. They seem to be forgetting that anyone who can use Second Life can probably also point their web browser at skynews.com. Or worse (in Rupert Murdoch's view), news.bbc.co.uk.
SN2005587 posts since 20 Dec 2005
jrothwell97 posted:
What a stupid, sad idea. They seem to be forgetting that anyone who can use Second Life can probably also point their web browser at skynews.com. Or worse (in Rupert Murdoch's view), news.bbc.co.uk.


But it's a virtual mini tv. A virtual tv that's virtually mini.