It’s now official, and perhaps it doesn’t come as a surprise for us Second Life® residents: after half a year of existence as a Beta product, Google decided to shut down Lively. People will still be able to enjoy it until the end of the month, then it’s gone.
It would be unfair to go “told you so!” on Google’s decision. I’m pretty sure that “certain companies” and anti-SL evangelists are gnawing at their nails in despair. I’m also sure that the doomsayers that proclaimed an era where Google’s Lively would totally push SL out of the virtual world history are now going “oops”.