Saturday, March 31, 2007

Amsterdam, Sold! For $50,000!

Amsterdam, one of the landmark business in Second life, modeled on the city’s red light district, and specializing in adult content, was sold for $50,000.


The previous owner, whose avatar is called “Stroker Serpentine”, says he sold the iconic virtual destination “to focus on a new, bigger adult business”. Little is known about the city’s new custodian, except that he is — perhaps appropriately — from the Netherlands.


My city is one of the first places that most first-time players visit in Second Life, mostly due to the ‘titillation factor’. It has been the meeting place for members of the Dutch Parliament. It been featured twice on CBS News. It has appeared on numerous multi-media outlets throughout the world. It remains a focal point on the SL landscape.


An excellent investment I say. Every day more than 50,000 cybermen visit this cybertown to see a little cyberbooty. I predict that the cyberbuyer will recoup his cybervestment in less than a month.

by "Dimitri Alexandre"

10 comments:

Ingrid said...

Nice piece.. that is, a nicely written piece. Tight, succinct, and to the point. I have heard about second life but not that much. Isn't it funny that the first thing that comes to mind when people think of A'dam is the red light district. I remember I had never seen it until I returned home after having moved to Canada and this middle aged British couple came up to us in A'dam asking politely where the red light district was. I did not know but at least knew the general direction and after a wide wave 'over there' off they went. Naturally, we had to follow!
Ingrid

lindsaylobe said...

The idea of "owning' property in second life is an interesting one. Ultimately the system that creates these cyberspace depictions is in turn owned by that Service provider.

It will be interesting to see how disputations are resolved in the future. Can you take out Insurance for a virtual fire and loss of property?

Best wishes

tina said...

Virtual travel, schmirtual travel. I'd prefer to experience the real Amsterdam, and ASAP.

Nerdine said...

hmm
I have now been frequenting SL for about four months, and have actually never been to Amsterdam. Never even thought of doing a search for it. Maybe I should just to see what all the fuzz is about. :)
But if all there is to see is the red light district, Im not so sure Amsterdam is the place for me...

Ingrid said...

oohoo, pipo koeien!
Ingrid

Gary said...

Hey DA - interesting. I moved an avatar into Second Life for a month or two, but found it a little boring. I did go out with Juble a couple of times and had some fun - otherwise, people there seemed less exciting than my real friends (or blogger friends)...

Gary said...

Are you doing well my friend. Is your wedding still moving along in a divine fashion? Are you still balancing the moment and ultimate truth with spreadsheets and strategic priorities? Are you still alive in the moment?

Keep well.

Lesley said...

Where are you? We haven't heard from you in ages and I am missing you.

tina said...

Dimi, when is your wedding?? It must be very soon!

abhay k said...

Hi DA,
long time...how have you been?!
Wish you a great wedding!