Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has launched Lively, a competitor virtual world to Second Life and other realistic online networks.
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What's the use? Why is Google bothering?
Here's why Lively fails to excite:* It's not unique. There are several - if not dozens - of virtual worlds already offering all of Lively's features and more. * It's not social. Not enough, anyway. You can't roam freely. You can only pick a spot to sit and watch YouTube, etc. * It's not useful. Not for businesses, at least. Probably not for most people, either. What can you do with a thing like this?
Okay, so a Lively flop won't exactly break Google. And, as the Fool saith, Lively could still become a cash cow. But come on, Google - this is the best you could come up with?
What do you think of Lively?