Man Kills Self on Web 2.0

Well, not really but in the fast paced world of web 2.0, cyberspace can change in a flash. In fact, sometimes you can both love and hate web 2.0 in the same thought. Today, for example, my web 2.0 infatuated brother advocated and then criticized a new-fangled app:

From: doug@xxxxx.xxxx
Date: Sep 1, 2006 1:21 PM
Subject: Meet Doug Floyd in Second Life!

Your friend, Doug Floyd has invited you to join Second Life. Second Life
is a rapidly expanding online world, entirely shaped and built by its
residents. Over 100,000 people are now living in this 3-D world, making
friends, visiting nightclubs and even making real money with the
businesses they operate there.

Second Life is completely FREE — click below to download:

“It is entirely possible that sometime in the relatively near future,
you’ll be the only person in the room who doesn’t know what Second Life
is. Change your fate.” MSNBC, January 2005

This e-mail was created by Doug Floyd using the form at the Second Life
website The information
entered by your friend has not been stored by Linden Lab.

Twenty nine minutes later…

From: Doug Floyd Signed-By:
To: jeremy>
Date: Sep 1, 2006 1:50 PM
Subject: Second Life
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I ended up cancelling the Second Life thing. You guys might find it interesting. Too much work for me.

Grace and Peace,

Doug Floyd

Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.