Google said it would shut dow
The company said in its blog it supports
experimentation but added: "We've also always
accepted that when you take these kinds of risks not
every bet is going to pay off."
Lively, which features real-time virtual world
characters known as avatars and three-dimensional
graphics to congregate in virtual rooms, was
launched in July to match Linden Lab's popular
"Between now and the end of the year we encourage
you to capture all your hard work by taking videos
and screenshots of your rooms," the blog said.