Second Life loses news bureau

November 27, 2008

Reuters has closed its office in Second Life and pulled its reporter from covering the virtual world.

Reuters had opened its bureau in 2006 to much fanfare with a dedicated website for Second Life news, which hasn’t been updated since September.

Silicon Valley Insider has a post from ex-correspondant Eric Krangel on why Reuters left and why he believes Second Life’s hype has faded.

Community sites such as the Second Life News Network and New World Notes still offer news about Second Life.