Rana Kiranov (2008)

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Oh we were so young then, born a week apart she logging on somewhere in the mid western states of America (GMT -5) and I from my kitchen in Liverpool and while SL effortlessly collapses geography the differences in time zones remains a killer.

Second Life runs to it's own clock and SLT corresponds to Los Angeles/ Pacific Time (GMT - 8 hours). In consequence conversational words like morning, afternoon and evening are superfluous, this is a 24/7 world - something which the Second Life Samaritans and other counsellors have found very useful.