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Science  07 Mar 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5868, pp. 1338-1339
DOI: 10.1126/science.1154771

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The Second Life Herald. The Virtual Tabloid That Witnessed the Dawn of the Metaverse. By Peter Ludlow and Mark Wallace. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2007. 311 pp. $29.95, £19.95. ISBN 9780262122948.

Drawing on Ludlow's experiences as a "virtual journalist," the authors explore such topics as conflicts between the owners and users of virtual worlds, among groups of users, and among individuals.