Prokect Quaero was only the beginning of the massive success:
After spending €387,000 (£332,500) on creating a virtual world to promote the EU’s “global gateway” development projects, officials hoped to introduce young people to the website with a special “gala” night of “music and fun” .
“Are you ready to party?” asked the invitation to the event on Tuesday night.
Only a handful of people, appearing as avatars, turned up.
“I’m here at the ‘gala’,” tweeted Vince Chadwick, a journalist for Devex, a website providing news for the development and NGO sector. “After initial bemused chats with the roughly five other humans who showed up, I am alone.”
Good thing we have left, isn’t it.