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Monday, May 16, 2011

Rise and Shiny recap: Second Life | Massively

Rise and Shiny recap: Second Life | Massively
A good honest article about Second Life. For those of you who haven't been inworld for a while, this should be a good read and maybe even a little enticement to get back into it.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Copenhagen conference to be streamed into Second Life

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change will be streamed into Second Life between 7th and 20th December.

You can attend live sessions and ask questions of the speakers by going to the Oneclimate Island in Second Life.

There is a Copenhagen Expo at: 350 Pavilion, OneWorld Meetings (168, 91, 23), and the sessions will be streamed into the arena here: OneWorld Meeting Island, OneWorld Meetings (203, 152, 24)
Pavilion: Meetings/168/92/23
Arena: Meetings/203/152/24

Monday, October 5, 2009

Second Life IM on your iPhone

For those of you who happen to have an iPhone and have to keep in touch with your SL friends this little app looks quite promising. It's around $5 US, but if you're already running a business or organization inworld I'm sure it can be expensed away.

Take a look by clicking the title

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Second Life Phone...

I'm just throwing this out there.  I have a Skype account which works great.  I even have a Skype Online Notifier on my desk in SL.  This let's other avatars know my Skype is up and running - when they click it they can give me a call on their Skype. The only inconvenience I see with this is that you have to run another program outside of SL.  This got me thinking..... What if .....

What if I had an actual virtual/real phone on my virtual desk? A phone system/account similar to or even using Skype.  A phone that I can use to connect to real life phones in the real world ala Skype...... I use voice chat in SL to talk. The audio from the person I'm connecting by phone to would be audible in SL just as if it were another avatar. Conference calls even..... Imagine having a conference call where multiple avatars are present in your SL office and multiple people are simultaneously connected by real phones - all being able to voice chat with the others regardless of being inworld or not.....

Now, I have no idea at the moment how this would actually work at the nuts'n'bolts level, but..... I'm thinking this could be a potential killer-app for especially business in SL. 

Like I said, just an idea I'm throwing out there.....

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Burning Man - Burning Life

Burning Life '08 - Second Life equivalent to the real Burning Man Festival. Here is a Video showing some of the highlights from the '08 event. There is some very interesting artwork created during this event every year.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pondering the reality of a virtual world - from "ChicagoLawyer Magazine"

Real lawyers in SL!?! What are they doing? Who's being billed?

1st paragraph excerpt from article...

In a world far removed from his criminal defense practice on LaSalle Street, the lawyer known as Monday Beam has not only put out his shingle on the spacious top floor of a skyscraper that also houses a Cineplex and an art gallery, but he is also the owner of that upscale high-rise, the island on which it sits, and several more islands touted as ”premier, organic” destinations featuring a mix of ”modern residential living” and ‘’state-of-the art” retail offerings......

click the here to see the entire article.