Layoffs hit the virtual world as Reuters closes its Second Life bureau

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Virtual reality world Second Life loses a news bureau. Reporter Eric Krangel seemed to have the perfect beat. As Reuters’ correspondent to virtual world Second Life. Krangel thought he’d have his pick of gripping stories. Instead, he found himself engaged in virtual thumb-twiddling. Now, Reuters says it's closing its Second Life bureau and Eric Krangel joins us to talk about why reporting from the virtual world failed to catch on.
"I'm not sure if Second Life, if the technology is really there there, if the usability is there. It's really pretty difficult for a lot of people to get into, it takes a lot of technical expertise."
—Eric Krangel on Second Life