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Big Bad Blogger Challenge 2010 - Day 2

The Sunny Side of Second Life

Community, Second Life, social media, Virtual Goods on June 14th, 2010 2 Comments

Today is Day 2 of the Big Bad Blogger Challenge 2010.

Today’s Topic: Being Positive

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Big Bad Blogger Challenge 2010 - Day 1

I Think, Therefore I Blog

Community, Second Life, social media, Virtual Worlds on June 13th, 2010 1 Comment

This is the first of my posts for the Big Bad Blogger Challenge 2010 hosted by the amazing Alicia Chenaux.

Today’s Topic:

Why did you become a blogger? How has it enriched your life?

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The Dangers of Virtual Goods

art, Business, Community, content creation, Intellectual Property and Copyright, Machinima, News Announcements, Second Life, Virtual Goods, Virtual Worlds on May 4th, 2010 23 Comments

Over the last few days, I’ve read dozens of articles covering the newly updated Second Life Terms of Service (TOS) and the Class Action Lawsuit that has been filed against Linden Lab and Philip Rosedale. However, this afternoon when I saw that the Los Angeles Times and Mashable had jumped on the bandwagon then I could no longer keep my facts to myself.

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Don’t Feel Bad Second Life, No One Likes Facebook or Twitter Either

Community, Second Life, social media, Virtual Worlds on April 21st, 2010 17 Comments

Why do so many people complain every time a platform makes a change? Do we just like to complain? Are we simply afraid of change?

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What Everyone Needs To Know About (Second) Life “On The Cloud”

Business, Community, News Announcements, Second Life, Virtual Worlds on April 17th, 2010 36 Comments

Joe Miller (aka Joe Linden), Linden Labs VP of Platform and Technology Development, offered a VERY interesting (though somewhat misinterpreted) response to the question, Can Second Life run “on the cloud?”

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Creating Educational, Immersive Experiences and Simulations at VWBPE

Business, Community, Education, Machinima, Second Life, Virtual Worlds on March 12th, 2010 No Comments

Sand Castle Studios, has been given the honor of hosting a panel discussion on Creating Educational, Immersive Experiences and Simulations, along with award-winning, machinimagrapher, Draxtor Despres.

Everything You Need To Know About Second Life Viewer 2.0 (Beta)

Business, Community, content creation, Education, News Announcements, Second Life, social media, Virtual Worlds on February 23rd, 2010 20 Comments

Today, in a much anticipated announcement, Linden Lab launched the Beta version of their new Second Life viewer. It will undoubtedly completely revolutionize the way we view and use Second Life.

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Scoble Leaves Second Lifers Hanging

Business, Community, events, Marketing, News Announcements, Press Releases, Second Life, Virtual Goods, Virtual Worlds on February 22nd, 2010 6 Comments

This morning, tech enthusiast, blogger, and social media superstar, Robert Scoble (aka the Scobleizer) sent the Second Life community and Twitter world into a frenzy with his post, “Is Second Life about to enter its ‘second life?’” However, what followed was more interesting… He announced that tomorrow everything is going to change.

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My Challenge to Frontline’s Digital National

Branding, Business, Community, Education, events, Machinima, Marketing, Second Life, Virtual Worlds on February 22nd, 2010 10 Comments

Recently, the PBS program, “Frontline,” featured a 90-minute documentary entitled “Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier” which examined what it means to live, work, socialize, in a digital world.

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Burning Life 2009

The 20 Burning Life Camps You Must See

Community, content creation, events, Second Life, Virtual Worlds on October 24th, 2009 16 Comments

Burning Life 2009 opened in the virtual world of Second Life this past weekend. Burning Life is described as a festival of community, art, and fire. It is it the virtual counterpart of Burning Man.

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Second Life Founder To Start New Company

Can a World Continue To Exist Without It’s Creator? – Philip Rosedale Leaves Linden Lab

Community, News Announcements, Second Life, Virtual Worlds on October 16th, 2009 9 Comments

Philip Rosedale has decided to leave Linden Lab. Rosedale claims that he will continue his role as Chairman, but announced that he will be starting a new company that he says is Second Life centric.

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Yoko Ono Unveils Virtual Peace Tower

How I Met Yoko Ono in Second Life

Community, events, Second Life, Virtual Worlds on October 10th, 2009 4 Comments

On Friday October 9th 2009, Yoko Ono was in Iceland for the annual lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower, a tribute to her late husband and former Beatle, John Lennon. This year, I was privileged to share in the collective experience of the lighting of a new Tower and meet Yoko Ono myself.

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SLCC 2009 Wrap-Up

Community, Second Life, SLCC, Virtual Worlds on August 20th, 2009 No Comments

A recap with links of my favorite SLCC presentations this year.

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The Future of Second Life

Second Life 2.0: Tom Hale Presents the New Second Life Viewer, Website, and Interactive Web Media at SLCC

Business, Community, content creation, Education, events, Marketing, News Announcements, Second Life, SLCC, Virtual Worlds on August 19th, 2009 10 Comments

The biggest news coming out of the Second Life Community Convention this year was a tour of Second Life 2.0 including a new SL viewer and website.

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California Legacy in SL – Episode 4: Dickens in Camp by Bret Harte

California Legacy Project, Community, Education, Machinima, Second Life, Virtual Worlds on August 14th, 2009 2 Comments

Here is our latest episode of The California Legacy Series features Bret Harte’s 1870 poem “Dickens in Camp.”

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