Don Heider, dean of the school of communication at LOYLA university of Chicago, wrote a book a book about life in the age of Web 2.0. The title: Living Virtually. 2Life Magazine is also mentioned in it (if you go to the Amazon website and click on book preview, you can find the entry, it is on page 280). On YouTube I found the interview with him about this project. Sounds interesting. Maybe 2Life can obtain a review copy.