Linden Lab lab announced today in their blog a huge crackdown on adult content in Second Life.
If you remember the outlawing of gambling in Second Life, crackdown on advertising in Second Life, or the new virtual land restrictions then this may not come as a surprise change for the virtual world.
Read more below:
Second Life Adult Content Crackdown Coming for Months
In fact I predicted this change when Linden Lab bought Xstreet SL and OnRez via my question at a press conference asking if Xstreet SL would remove adult content. In fact adult content is currently hidden on the Xstreet SL site by default (a change) and you must now select to show the adult content.
Will Usership and Virtual Economy in Second Life Drop as with the Gambling Ban?
Some will argue that these moves choke off the lifeblood of Second Life. While it is true that short term use of Second Life typically declines after these types of moves as does the virtual economy (as it did with the gambling ban) it is in the best interest of Linden Lab to continue to add rules and regulations and make Second Life more mainstream.
What Second Life Adult Changes will Look Like:
1. Creation of a Red Zone Adult Island
2. Filtered Search Results
4. Estate Owners can Flag Adult Content
5. Guidelines on what is “Adult” Coming Soon.