If you're using Firefox or Chrome, my Cloud Party island should be loading in the frame above.
Although it's just in early beta, Cloud Party is well on its way to doing the one critical thing that has eluded Second Life: Make virtual worlds as easy to casually access as the rest of the web.
Have you ever tried to entice one of your physical world friends or colleagues to check out an event in Second Life? I've had absolutely no success. The time and brain damage required to register, download the software, install it on a machine and go through the requisite learning curve is far beyond the value of attending an art show, musical performance or other event.
In the past week I've had more than a dozen virtual world nubes try Cloud Party. I sent them a link. They clicked. A minute later they were in. I tested a blog embed this morning and it worked perfectly for most people. The only thing missing for me is the ability to authenticate with something other than Facebook, which is one of the features on their development list. Once Cloud Party supports pseudonymous identity, adds a marketplace and matures their feature set a bit, I think they're going to fulfill the market potential that Second Life never lived up to.