Recently I had heard that Linden Lab CEO and Founder of Second Life Philip Rosedale, and a team of other talented technology loving individuals had come together to start a new company called High Fidelity. I’ll be honest, I’m still in the exploring/learning role as I educate myself more about what Mr. Rosedale and his intriguing team have to offer.
I don’t know much yet, but I wanted to share with you what small bit of information I do know. By what I’m reading, it sounds as if a new, and impressive virtual world is in the making! They’ve broken their official website’s main page down into categories to briefly explain what goals they have in mind with this new virtual world.
I dunno about you, but I am tremendously excited to see what Mr. Rosedale and his team have to offer. I have been a dedicated member of Second Life for many years, and I am incredibly grateful for what was started within Linden Lab, and I personally think Mr. Rosedale (and those working beside him of course) has what it takes to bring the next successful ideas in virtual environments to the internet.
One think that really piqued my interest as I was looking over their webpage was on their company information page. It appears that Linden Lab, as well as Google sees promise in what High Fidelity has to offer, as they have become investors in the company and it’s ideas.
Anyhow, like I said, I am not very educated in everything regarding High Fidelity just yet, and I have a lot to learn, but I wanted to at least share what has caught my eye, and how excited I am to see it progress. You can do what i’m doing, and follow their blog closely to see what news they have to offer about their upcoming, and hopeful virtual world. I am really enjoying reading about all their avatar testing, as well as a sound blog entry that caught my interest as well. Seriously listen to that youtube clip with your headphones on. It’s INCREDIBLE.
I hope you all find all of this as exciting as I do!
I was quite honored to be given the opportunity to participate in the newest round of banners on Second Life’s Marketplace. This round features a couple photos focused around a circus and fair theme! Thank you so much Linden Lab for giving me such a wonderful opportunity and allowing me to participate in something so fantastic. The Second Life’s Marketplace is an absolutely wonderful tool that I encourage you all to use often. It’s a great way to find new stores, shop in the convenience of your own “home”, and find treasures you never knew existed.
I know many people often times are curious about how they can be involved in bigger projects like this in the Second Life Community. The best advice I can offer it to be consistent, work hard to stay involved within the community, and add your photographs and blog entries to feeds, flickr, plurk, etc… The more active you are through social networking, the more likely you will find these opportunities.
If you are looking for ways to participate and be more involved, I encourage you to check out the Official Second Life Flickr Page. Here you can post your photographs & gain more exposure in the Second Life Community, as well as gain an opportunity to be Second Life’s picture of the Day.
Thanks again Linden Lab. It’s always a pleasure. <3
Yesterday I went to go and check something on my account on SecondLife.com when I was stopped in my tracks. I blinked a few times, my jaw fell open, and I had a little moment. A little moment of realization as I realized the girl on the homepage screen was me! Then (after a mild freak out session) I started flipping through to see who else was on there with me.
So many other amazing avatars are up on the home page right now. I am absolutely honored to have made it up there with them. You’ll find Miaa Rebane, Faint Paulse, Prad Prathivi, Strawberry Singh, Sixx Yangtz, Harper Beresford, and Ivoni Miles as well if you click through the little arrows. Congrats to them for such an accomplishment!
If you remember just recently, the first big change Linden Lab did with the homepage featured the lovely Gogo from Juicybomb.com. She looked fantastic on the homepage and really set the standard for avatars to come. It will be really neat to see what avatars they feature in the future. Could it be you?
If you’d like to check out the new homepage you may be taken to your log in page first. If so log out, and you may possibly need to clear your browser history to see the front page. Once you see it, you can click through the little arrows to see all of those who are featured.
Thanks Linden Lab for such a great opportunity!
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that yet again there is another relatively new social networking site that has popped up on the web. Second Life Social is a website dedicated to connecting other Second Life residents in a seemingly unique, fun, and utilizing way.
Just yesterday I was poking around on my twitter account, (Yes! I’m back on twitter! Feel free to follow me and I’ll happily do the same for you!) and I noticed something called “Second Life Social” on the left bar, indicating a follow suggestion. I clicked on it, and eventually it led me to Second Life Social.
As of yesterday only a couple hundred Second Life Residents were registered on the website, but it seems the number is growing by the hour. I do not believe that the website is associated directly with Linden Lab in any way, shape, or form, and intended to simply be another fun social networking joint for us to enjoy. At the bottom of the webpage they state copyright information, as well as no infringement being intended. That, among with a few other indicators, leads me to believe its an outside party operating the website.
I’m honestly still learning my way around. So far I am very impressed by the clean layout of the profiles (see my freshly done profile above), the options available, as well as some of the tools they are trying to incorporate. One unique features seems to be that tutorials and script sharing will be offered. If this social networking site takes off better than the rest of the Second Life social networking websites, I would assume it will be a great place to gather resources and learn a thing or two. You can also create groups, upload photos, and leave status messages similar to other popular social networking venues.
I know I personally like this better than the Linden Lab equivalent. I am not a fan of Linden Lab’s My Second Life social networking page at all. I know many like it, and also many have expressed their dislike of it, but I personally am not a fan. I would much rather see an outside party website like this take off so we as Second Lifers have a place to gather. Who knows though? Maybe Linden Lab will buy this one out like they’ve bought out many other places in the past!
If you would like to sign up for Second Life Social you can do so through a facebook or twitter account. Or simply by registering your email. It was an incredibly easy process. Feel free to add me as a friend on there. I love meeting new people!
One of my biggest goals for my blog this year, was to try harder to make it more balanced & well rounded. More places featured, mens fashion, kids stuff, home & garden and more. To try and steer away some from my boring self and fashion. Not that I won’t be featuring fashion and myself any longer, but I will try and find more of a balance, and help to showcase a lot more of what’s going on within Second Life.
If you follow Felicity Blumenthal or Strawberry Singh’s blogs you will have probably already heard about KoinUp. Being two of my most favorite bloggers in Second Life, I knew after hearing them discuss how great it was, I needed to check it out for myself. KoinUp is a website dedicated to virtual worlds, and it’s pretty awesome! Second Life has it’s own specific section on the website where you can make an account, upload photos, machinima, or storyboards. You can create a profile, add friends, favorite work, etc… It’s similar to flickr in many regards, but focused solely on virtual environments. You can find my account here. Feel free to add me as a friend! Would love to meet more of you!
One of my favorite aspects of KoinUp is the opportunity to discover new places in Second Life. When you upload an image you have the ability to list the SLurl. You can click on the slurl and go straight to the destination in SL. This is so useful! I spend all my time on three of the same sims in SL, or my platform way up in the sky. Now, I can finally go out and discover new places and come back and tell you about them. One of the places I found yesterday is called Insomnia Station.
In my brief visit at Insomnia Station I found the place is surrounded with mystery. When you first appear you are directed to sit and wait for the coming train. You are then thrown into a world of islands high in the sky. From what I gather, there is art, rock and blues music, stores, and an incredible looking train station with a train that seems to… well… be veering off the tracks a bit.
If you are looking for a great place to explore, photograph, or meet new people stop in Insomnia Station and check out what the intriguing sim has to offer.