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  • 4byoung says
    This is my first plurkshop. Is this the gathering spot?
  • LChamp says
    i'll be here for a few minutes
  • AmberCadabra
    Hey Connie - I played secretary and went and posted the link to this thread all over lol
  • Connie
    Thank you, Amber. Was just trying to do that. :-)
  • Connie
    By way of introduction, kidmarmite is a fellow Plurk user and also on Twitter. And she has a blog called Grid Life about Second Life.
  • Connie
    Did I spell that right?
  • AmberCadabra
    Connie you worry about here, I'll make sure folks find their way
  • Te-ge is
    present after posting the wrong thread link (s_LOL)
  • kidmarmite is
    Kippie Friedkin in SL.
  • kidmarmite is
    Sure..did..perfect spelling! :-)
  • Connie
    rickwolff, if you are on the Plurk page you will have to manually refresh. If you're in the timeline eading this, it should autorefresh.
  • pfanderson wonders
    WHERE IS CONNIE?
  • GFK is
    here and on SL :-)
  • Connie
    I'm here, I'm here!
  • Connie
    pfanderson is another fellow Plurker and also on Twitter as the same name. Patricia Anderson is with the University of Michigan, I believe.
  • moo Money says
    it doesn't seem to be autorefreshing the timeline.
  • Connie
    She is Perplexity Peccable in Second Life.
  • Beth Harte says
    hi there...lots of SL folks. Connie, great poll overview!
  • Connie
    NOTE: Please bear with us. We tend to overwhelm Plurk at times. You will probably have to manually refresh.
  • Sloitkut is
    here - Hi everyone
  • pfanderson is
    Perplexity Peccable in SL
  • kidmarmite
    pfanderson We're practically neighbors. I work in Southfield, live in Warren! :-)
  • Connie
    Again, I have posted the answers to the survey on the plurkshops.com blog. It was a way for me to get out some facts about SL.
  • joyntheir is
    here for the first time
  • Connie
    Why don't you two give us a bit of background on your involvement with Second Life?
  • pfanderson says
    According to the promo, we are supposed to be talking about the value of immersive experience
  • Te-ge
    doesn't feel quite so embarrassed then, pfanderson. :-)
  • ThoughtWrong says
    hey all, I should be working but stopping in to see how the plurkshop is going (s_bye)
  • pfanderson says
    is there anyone here who thinks that is a false concept? or questionable?
  • kidmarmite has
    been active in SL for only about two years. I was offered a job as an interactive developer for a company who also offered SL services.
  • pfanderson thinks
    she is talking to herself, or computer crashed ...
  • thekidds says
    she hasn't either
  • moo Money says
    I think the value you get out of SL is directly proportionate to what you put into SL
  • kidmarmite has
    I build and script when called upon. I've worked with a few universities in various activities in-world.
  • Connie
    pfanderson, you may have to manually refresh Plurk to see responses.
  • shepherd is
    listening in...
  • pfanderson is
    My plurks weren't showingup - sorry. I switched to a new screen
  • Beth Harte says
    pfanderson, I don't know enough about SL to know if immersion is a false concept. Obviously you don't think so...how'd you get involved?
  • pfanderson is
    I am Perplexity Peccable inSL
  • ThoughtWrong asks
    is SL just like a second world? like an MMORPG or something?
  • 4byoung says
    I think VR has tremendous potential for education, training, meetings, events and building brands & thus wanted to learn more here.
  • AmberCadabra
    I'm really curious about these virtual learning environments that universities are using.
  • kidmarmite has
    I'm also working with another company on some Viewer improvement for Linden Lab.
  • Te-ge
    pfanderson I've been on mmorpg's for years, watched children grow up there. Maybe not SL but still immersive. I don't question it's value.
  • pfanderson is
    working in healthcare, academic support (higher ed),and consumer health
  • Connie
    "Immersive experience" actually refers to a type of learning.
  • kidmarmite
    Finally, I'm also a Mentor and really love new and experienced users inworld. That's very rewarding.
  • pfanderson says
    I got involved with SL basically because I was told to for work.
  • moo Money says
    mentors in SL are a joke. Linden Lab doesn't monitor them anymore, so they threaten you and generally leave a bad taste in your mouth.
  • Connie
    Second Life is a virtual world.
  • pfanderson says
    I'm not a gamer, so it was a big surprise to me to find it so useful and engaging.
  • Connie
    pfanderson, so the university made a decision to get in Second Life and that was part of your job?
  • Beth Harte asks
    how do you get people/comps. to take SL seriously when avatars are used? (serious question) Curious as to how companies have embraced SL...
  • kidmarmite
    Hmm. Well, I guess I fall outside the norm for Mentors. I've never threatened anyone.
  • pfanderson says
    I am also a single parent of a special needs kid with no car. SL has vastly improved m professional engagement and productivity.
  • Te-ge says
    Connie am I remembering wrong or is immersive experience basically hands on experience, similar to weightless room for astronauts?
  • moo Money says
    Cisco has embraced it more than any other company. They regularly hold tech talks, commission machinima, and engage residents.
  • pfanderson says
    Connie, yes - UM moved into SL and I was part of support team.
  • kidmarmite
    For companies and educators, SL is great for presentations, meetings, and events. It saves time and money.
  • Sloitkut
    agrres w/ pfanderson - I live in a very rural area where social networks or events are rare
  • Beth Harte says
    pfanderson, that's great to hear!
  • AmberCadabra
    can someone explain "machinima"?
  • InertialVoom says
    hmm having problems responding here
  • pfanderson thinks
    immersive does meanyou have to be there to understand. Can show, but not quite the same.
  • Connie
    Immersive experience as a way of learning means involving as many of the five senses as possible during the learning experience.
  • moo Money says
    machinima is movies made in a 3d gaming platform. I've worked in SL fulltime for 2 years making machinima.
  • pfanderson says
    machinima = machine video
  • Beth Harte says
    how does Cisco use it for tech talks? I would assume all people involved have SL accounts...amazing.
  • Connie
    IBM built their own metaverse in order to conduct employee training - no travel expenses.
  • moo Money says
    yep :-) I've been commissioned to do projects for Cisco, Linden Lab, American Cancer Society, Manpower, and many others. I also blog it.
  • kidmarmite
    Companies like Cisco and Sun actually require employees to create an SL account as part of their orientation.
  • pfanderson says
    UM is only one of manyuniversities in SL
  • 4byoung asks
    Can an event manager record an event on SL that can be viewed later by people who did not attend?
  • AmberCadabra
    what's the advantage of something like SL over say, a webinar or video conf?
  • InertialVoom says
    hmm Cisco has there own platform Does Cisco have an entry into SL?
  • GFK says
    yes you can have a job in SL
  • Beth Harte says
    I still can't get over the fact that cos. like IBM/Cisco allow employees to go create SL avatars. How do they keep track of 2 names (wrk/SL)
  • pfanderson says
    Cisco is very much in SL - they sponsor evvents
  • Connie
    Amber, the "immersive" aspect of SL makes the meetings have more of an impact. Hard to explain until you've been in one.
  • moo Money says
    Cisco has an orientation area with skins and different types of outfits so they're better off than most companies entering SL
  • kidmarmite
    Most often, larger corporations can have a special last name created for their company and will manage the registration process of employees
  • Beth Harte asks
    what's the easiest way for someone to immerse themselves in SL? After downloading S/W & setting up a name.
  • pfanderson says
    that makes a lot of sense
  • moo Money says
    bethharte SL is what you make of it. It really depends on what you're into as to what area you'll immerse yourself in.
  • Connie
    All Dell employees who are in SL have Dell as a last name. Pyrrha Dell is Laura Thomas, who started their SL initiative.
  • Beth Harte asks
    moomoney for examples...For example, I like historical fiction & movies. Is there something on SL for me? Or would I need to create it?
  • moo Money says
    To be truthful, most of you won't make it past orientation. You'll have a hard time mastering it, won't know where to go, & stop logging in.
  • pfanderson says
    made all the difference in getting engaged andlearning teh ropes
  • Connie
    Plurk is updating very slowly tonight ... thanks for being patient, everyone.
  • Sloitkut thinks
    SL experience is a personal journey not the same experience for everyone
  • InertialVoom says
    Wow I wonder if my government Org knows about Cisco in SL
  • pfanderson says
    there is a lot of different types of content, but finding it is tricky - helps to have a mentor
  • moo Money says
    bethharte there's a community for everyone. you just have to find it and then you'll be fine.
  • InertialVoom says
    Oh that piece of info, makes this worthwhile.
  • GFK says
    it helps if you have a friend that can meet you there and show you the ropes
  • TheDiva says
    Hi! Just poppin in for a moment! *waves*
  • pfanderson says
    rickwolff Oh, lord, Rick, it is SOOO much work for me! So many possibilities
  • Beth Harte asks
    how does one find a mentor, or is one assigned? If info is tricky to find, does that turn people off?
  • Connie says
    It helps to have someone show you the ropes in SL. SusanReynolds invited me to her place in SL and tutored me.
  • moo Money says
    rickwolff when you have 700 friends, there's never an off button. you have to go in busy mode to get anything done. it's distracting.
  • kidmarmite
    Sadly...it's not always easy to find a Mentor. They sometimes hang out on Orientation and Help Islands.
  • pfanderson says
    I manage our library, help build exhibits, collect freebies, do training, support faculty with questions, etc
  • kidmarmite
    If anyone in attendance tonight needs help in SL, I'm always happy to answer questions whenever I'm online.
  • Beth Harte says
    rickwolff, that's what I was thinking from a corp perspective: lack of credibilty. But that doesn't seem true...
  • pfanderson says
    Connie, I do a lot of helping folk, and I know folks who do.
  • moo Money says
    girlfromkansas I've stopped showing friends around because I'll spend 10 bucks on them, help them, then send them off. they never come back
  • GFK says
    Connie I had a friend do the same... I don't know if I would know all I do if it wasn't for them
  • pfanderson says
    also go to ISTE, join a group
  • Sloitkut thinks
    you could find one within your own social circle if you ask
  • Connie
    I have offered to help "plurkshops" in SL for those who want help learning about it.
  • 4byoung says
    Will anyone be attending the SL Higher Ed meeting in Tampa in September? I'm in Tampa & have connections to USF & would love to meet up.
  • livepath asks
    The first time I logged on to SL, I was chased down the street by a nude guy avatar!
  • pfanderson says
    I have a couple slideshows in Slideshare on how to get started
  • Beth Harte says
    a Court of Louis XIV simulation?? Really? I would have loved that.
  • GFK says
    moomoney....i understand that...there are lots of free things on SL though
  • livepath asks
    I wanetd to get really involved but it took a lot of time to find my way. It was a bit confusing.
  • pfanderson says
    griefers (the bad guys) target new folk who don't know how to defend themselves
  • GFK says
    YouTube is a great place to become oriented with SL
  • kidmarmite
    livepath The same thing happened to me when I first logged in. Took me a while to get over that scare!
  • moo Money says
    girlfromkansas it's not even the money. it's the fact that they expect you to be there for them 24/7 and won't make their own friends.
  • pfanderson says
    girlfromkansas I collect freebies for our faculty, and make them available to our community
  • livepath asks
    I'm an expert in usability and know enough to know that things aren't always intuitive or usable... but they must be LEARNABLE.
  • livepath asks
    And have enough exposure to communities to know that the naked stalkers are usually the exception, not the rule. LOL
  • moo Money says
    pfanderson you know nothing about griefers. they target stupidity and blingtards, not newbies.
  • pfanderson says
    I tell folks it is like growing up in RL when we have a parent say "bad part of town". Forcomfort in SL, we need that "parent" to guide us
  • Connie
    A good way to get introduced to the best aspects of SL is to attend events there -- like BlogHer, Relay for Life, Nonprofit Commons
  • GFK says
    moomoney...too bad...one of the first things I did was join a group...that helped make friends
  • pfanderson says
    moomoney lots of griefers hang out at the Welcome zones for new folk. I *know*
  • pfanderson says
    Connie there is a HUGE healthcare support group community in SL for folks with healthneeds
  • moo Money says
    pfanderson the reason they hang out in welcome zones is because the blingtards get used to SL and never leave the area. I'm W-Hat myself.
  • AmberCadabra
    Connie, I'd love to attend events but admit to not knowing how to find them and get there. Suggestions?
  • pfanderson says
    tons of good folks there to help others. Dreams, Ability Commons, Healthinfo Island, Virtual Abilities, Accessibility Island
  • ghbrett says
    just wanted to be 172 in the list. Waves to Plurkshoppers. Is it a Blue Light Special tonight?
  • InertialVoom says
    Yes, mentoring realy helps. SL very similar to real world wth good and bad places
  • Connie
    pfanderson - yes, SL is great for having support groups. I was on a panel in SL recently with group who works specifically w/ disabilities
  • Beth Harte says
    rickwolff, I know what a simulation is...thanks! ;-) I just want to see it in action! Amazing.
  • pfanderson says
    Lots of great live music- I attend classical music concerts on Music Island (Sea Turtle) every Saturday
  • Connie
    Fleep wanted to be here tonight, but I'm not sure she's ever been on Plurk.
  • livepath asks
    Perhaps there should be SL "paid" greeters... it works for retail - why not SL?
  • pfanderson says
    Amber, you might needa Map tutorial. Look meup in world sometime?
  • moo Money says
    livepath because a lot of companies stopped coming into SL when the negative backlash hit. business is down bigtime too.
  • jlamos
    I like SL but i never really had time to devote to it.
  • Connie
    It helps to do a bit of research before trying SL -- find out where good events, concerts are. Many blogs about them.
  • InertialVoom says
    You need a decent PC or Mac.and High Speed Internet prefeably cable.
  • pfanderson says
    livepath they do have paid greeters, but not enough of them, and not enough clout for those that are there.
  • pfanderson says
    Connie is right - many excellent blogs and SL tourist publications toshow folks better quality events
  • Beth Harte says
    blingtards? griefers? So, there are actual "bad folks" that go hang out on SL? They suck IRL so they go cause damage in a fake life too?
  • Connie
    Some companies initially made the mistake of getting into SL for marketing purposes only. The ones who stay learn how to build communities.
  • Sloitkut says
    yes, getting started can be tricky - do the research and try things
  • pfanderson says
    I have the link for Fleep's calendar of events, and will post it here after the event
  • jlamos
    kidmarmite: your cheat sheet looks helpful.
  • livepath asks
    Well, I think naked guy was trying to be friendly... and it did teach me how to run pretty quickly! LOL
  • Connie
    Virtual worlds, Internet forums, real life -- people are people, good and bad.
  • pfanderson says
    Rick, I've seen some of that - companies that didn't get it, and refused advice or involvement from community. Oops.
  • Te-ge says
    bethharte LOL they're on socnets, so why not SL too. I wonder if they're as bad as SU's trolls and send people death threats?
  • moo Money says
    bethharte griefers are people out to cause trouble and blingtards are people with big hair, ridiculous bodies, and glowing attachments
  • kidmarmite
    jlamos Thanks! I'm working on an update to the cheatsheet and will also be working with some peeps on translated versions!
  • livepath asks
    Is there a published SL dictionary for all these words? (Blingtard, etc.). I like that word. I might apply it outside of SL...
  • Beth Harte says
    livepath, how did you learn how to run?? Keyboard? ->>>> (s_LOL)
  • pfanderson says
    we put a lot of out tutorials for SL and tip sheets in our wiki and blog
  • livepath asks
    to folks like Paris Hilton!
  • pknitsocks says
    My avatar has been hanging out in knitting shops and American Library Association sites.
  • pfanderson says
    pknit sounds lovely! I foudn one knitting shop ...
  • InertialVoom shares
    Strange, Plurk seems to not display,and refresh gets me away from my earlier displayed messages
  • Te-ge wonders
    if she missed the link to kidmarmite's cheat sheet somewhere?
  • moo Money says
    TheSockKnitter It's a discussion on immersion in a massively multiplayer online social world
  • pfanderson says
    TheSockKnitter this isa forum about Second life and virtual worlds - do they have value?
  • Beth Harte says
    teeg, I didn't think about it that way...so true! Thanks moomoney, blingtards don't sound so bad...just cheesy! ;-)
  • Connie
    Thanks for the links, pfanderson. I take it "slum" is for Second Life University of Michigan ?
  • GFK says
    i'm attending a live concert right now while in the plurkshop...
  • GFK says
    i'm attending a live concert right now while in the plurkshop...
  • jlamos
    kidmarmite: Very nice. I'll keep an eye out.
  • moo Money says
    bethharte they're not bad people. they're just easy to make fun of! ;-)
  • pfanderson says
    Connie - that's Right!SLUM = Second Life University of Michigan
  • pfanderson says
    that was before SL changed the rules - not sure what to do, since it is in all our URLs :-(
  • Connie
    kidmarmite I missed link to cheat sheet as well. Will repost these links to plurkshops blog tomorrow.
  • pknitsocks says
    My avatar would not have such great hair and clothing had not someone I found on Ravelry taken her under her wing and helped much
  • InertialVoom shares
    This appears to be a great discssion. For those who have a decent (fairly new computer) with good graphics a High Speed Internet, please
  • Beth Harte says
    so what other value does SL offer? Does anyone know more about classes? I would suspect that Yale charges...
  • Te-ge says
    kidmarmite Thanks for reposting it! Bookmarking for use later :-)
  • pfanderson says
    We have an Italian faculty who uses SL for language immersion experiences for his students, and they blog about it
  • InertialVoom shares
    I must get some sleep you guys have fun. Be
  • InertialVoom shares
    I must get some sleep you guys have fun. Bye
  • pfanderson says
    moomoney thx! I alsosearch for items at $0L in onrez or SLExchange
  • pfanderson says
    I will definitely check out the one you recommend!
  • Connie
    Beth, answers to survey show other uses: classes, training, virtual trade shows, job fairs for hiring, support groups ... limitless.
  • kidmarmite
    I have worked with a university's nursing program. They are going to use SL as a way to train nursing students.
  • Sloitkut says
    I just participated in a SL class this morning about Facebook
  • kidmarmite
    They plan to do a lot of role playing and scenario training with students as well.
  • pfanderson says
    livepath I know lots ofteachers in SL. The biggest association is ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education - great events.
  • Beth Harte says
    Connie, do you know how many companies actually use SL for those things? Or is it mainly very techie companies?
  • moo Money says
    I find teaching machinima on the teen grid to be rewarding. I feel like a mentor to them. :-)
  • Connie
    There is a lot of entertainment in second life -- live music and concerts. That is part of the immersive experience -- being there.
  • Dirk Talamasca thinks
    Plurk is like the Orientation Island of online chat.
  • DebInAustin says
    following this from a mobile is a little nuts. will jump on from home.
  • pfanderson says
    there are many groups that offer free SL skills training classes - NCI is one
  • pfanderson says
    bethharte I think it is mostly tech & marketing and popular companies right now, but starting to branch out
  • Beth Harte says
    I guess my disconnect is that it looks more fun than actually useful in my daily life. I guess I need to experience it first hand.
  • Connie
    moomoney points out there is a Teen Grid for ages 13-18; Second Life is for adults.
  • pfanderson says
    kidmarmite I am interested in the nursing class. You know JS Vavoom, right?
  • moo Money says
    bethharte the nonprofit scene in SL is getting HUGE. it's a cheaper alternative to doing projects IRL.
  • Connie
    B2C companies -- Coke, Toyota, etc. are more likely to be there than B2B
  • livepath asks
    dirk yah. But no meditating hippos
  • pfanderson says
    Bethharte I do have some fun, but for me it is mostly work and service to others.
  • livepath says
    Wow connie that's a pretty bold statement. Is that based on observation or stats? (If so would like 2 see research!)
  • pfanderson says
    Connie MooMoney I know there are some great places and communities on Teen Grid, but there are some really awful ones also.
  • Connie
    Travel and tourism companies also on Second Life a lot.
  • moo Money says
    rickwolff I know people from all walks of life in SL. Cancer survivors, grandmothers, great grandmothers, teens fresh out of HS.
  • pfanderson says
    I've seen lots of atheletic companies and orgs also.
  • livepath says
    connie I think I read that completely wrong. Sleep deprivation. Sorry.
  • pfanderson says
    kidmarmite JS Vavoom has built an emergency room simulator for teaching nursing students - it will blow your mind!!
  • Connie
    Sorry Plurk is taking forever for me grrrr B2B = business to business, B2C = business to consumer
  • Beth Harte says
    B2B is business-to-business companies
  • 4byoung asks
    pfanderson Are the nurses training for things like a pandemic bird flue crises that would be hard to in "real" life?
  • pfanderson says
    regarding age, the SL metrics are VERY interesting and surprising
  • moo Money says
    connie I look forward to following up this chat with one at Social Media Camp on Wednesday
  • pfanderson says
    4byoung U-Idaho has built a pandemic response simulation in SL, and crisis response - again wonderful!
  • Connie
    3D simulation is wave of the future for training -- nurses, medical students, even truck drivers (see plurkshops blog)
  • pfanderson says
    re metrics, most avatars are from young folk (<30), but most hours spent in SL are from 'old folk' (>45)
  • Connie
    moomoney - great, looking forward to Social Media Camp on Wednesday.
  • pfanderson says
    the over 45 crowd averages ~60 hours a week,while under 30s average ~12
  • pfanderson thinks
    this is because of accessibility for the homebound and persons with disabilities -they practically live in SL, skew results
  • Dirk Talamasca says
    Hmmm this one time at social media camp....
  • Connie
    The median age of users is early 30s -- not as young as some people think. When it comes to nonprofits, the age is much older.
  • Beth Harte says
    pfanderson, that is so cool! A pandemic response simulation...Wow, that could be used for disasters too...how to prepare.
  • 4byoung says
    pfanderson Thanks! Will look that up. I think Soc Media & VR have great potential in helping companies w-Bus Continuity issues in a crisis.
  • pfanderson says
    bethharte it really is wonderful - very detailed. I have pics of that in my Flickr acct also
  • pfanderson says
    another interesting health location in SL is a giant anatomical / physiology model - the Giant Testis. Really :-)
  • livepath asks
    Do World Vision or Habitat for Humanity have a presence in SL?
  • Connie
    One of the reasons I'm involved in SL is because of trends. I'm learning now to be ahead of the curve as the Web continues to move toward 3D
  • Beth Harte says
    I think I need to dust off Grainne Finesmith and get her to the Court of Louis XIV (while avoiding naked people!) (woot)
  • pfanderson says
    there are Genomics training labs, Edgar Allen Poe short story replicas, historical immersion experiences - fascinating stuff
  • pfanderson says
    livepath I'm not sure about Habitat for Humanity. I think they are.
  • kidmarmite
    Connie That is a smart move. This really is the future of web.
  • Connie
    There is so much to do/see in SL, it's hard to know where to start, so links shared by people you trust - like pfanderson & kidmarmite
  • pfanderson says
    there is a lot of architecture modeling going onin SL, especially or usability testing of designs before building
  • Connie
    are valuable.
  • DebInAustin says
    I am interested to see how travel companies use SL.
  • Connie
    Very much the future of web -- and ecommerce. Think Webkins.
  • pfanderson says
    Connie kidmarmite virtual worlds ARE the future - many children'sonline "games" are really virtual worlds
  • Beth Harte says
    Connie, it would be nice to be a head of the curve for once! Thank you so much for teaching me about SL. I will def. need to check it out!
  • Connie
    BTW, the correct survey answer is that ppl spend $1.5 billion on virtual goods.
  • 4byoung asks
    Has anyone tried Rocketon? An avatar that can 'travel' w-you around the web & potentially interact at any web site?
  • Dirk Talamasca says
    bethharte NOAA has been doing emergency weather simulations in SL for some time. You can see videos on YouTube.
  • Te-ge says
    perhaps this is a silly question but why do so many people seem to have a different SL name compared to their usual SM name?
  • pfanderson says
    one of our pharmacy faculty say if we don't populate virtual worlds with quality folk/content, what will our children find there?
  • kidmarmite
    Sorry folks, I have to run. Work calls before I call it a night!
  • kidmarmite
    Sorry folks, I have to run. Work calls before I call it a night!
  • Connie
    Analysts predict that by 2011, 80% of Internet users will have avatars and be active in virtual worlds.
  • pfanderson says
    dirk yes, the NOAA is very active in SL, also NASA
  • Sloitkut wishes
    SLurls of all these places in the transcripts - pretty please
  • Beth Harte says
    Amber, I need to download the S/W first... ;-) Then I'll ask Connie for an invite to a BBQ. (s_LOL)
  • kidmarmite
    Oops...apologies for the double post!
  • Connie
    kidmarmite Thank you SO MUCH for being here and helping.
  • kidmarmite
    Thank you for inviting me, Connie!
  • Te-ge says
    kidmarmite Thanks for coming! A lot of information tonight! :-)
  • Connie
    Teeg right now Linden Lab controls SL names. So you have to choose one of their last names.
  • pfanderson says
    there is a wiki that collects SLURLs for educational locations
  • kidmarmite
    As I said before, anyone is welcome to contact me inworld, just look up Kippie Friedkin. Or find me on Plurk, Twitter, or blog :-)
  • Connie
    AS someone said earlier, large companies can get custom last names from Linden Labs. Like Dell
  • pfanderson says
    in SL I am Perplexity Peccable
  • DebInAustin says
    thanks everyone! I am sorry I missed this, but will read the thread! And look forward to the recap!
  • pfanderson says
    thanks to all who came- what a wild game!
  • Connie
    I am Reece Llewellyn in Second Life.
  • Sloitkut wants
    to help any newbies in SL I am Sloitkut Maynard
  • moo Money says
    I have to go, but I'm moo Money and Money Moo in SL. I hope you guys will give SL a real chance because it's an amazing platform.
  • Beth Harte says
    I am Grainne Finesmith (once I get out there and find my way around)
  • Connie
    pfanderson - this is actually "slow" for a plurkshop. 350 responses in one hour.
  • Connie
    Plurk is lagging like Second Life tonight. :-D
  • DebInAustin says
    thanks for sharing the NOAA thing Beth! They are based in Boulder and I have done a couple of projects with them! I love that place~
  • Sloitkut wants
    to say thank you and looks forward to meeting new friends in world
  • Connie
    And if anybody is interested in having a plurkshop IN Second Life, leave a message for me on the plurkshops.com blog.
  • 4byoung says
    I am Widbee Finesmith and a Newbie and not ashamed to say I just got the SL for Dummies book.
  • Te-ge says
    livepath and moomoney Thanks for coming! Realizing how much I'm going to have to learn, but it sounds exciting. :-)
  • Connie
    It's very exciting to me to learn more about what they are doing in Second Life.
  • pfanderson says
    4byoung Go for it! I've heard good things about it, especially if you don't have a personal mentor
  • Beth Harte says
    4byoung, does that make us related?! I am Grainne Finesmith.
  • pfanderson says
    Teeg 15 minutes a day can really make it so much easier ...
  • Te-ge says
    Connie, I definitely am interested in a Plurkshop there...just as soon as I get a character set up :-)
  • Connie
    BTW, pfanderson is the one who designed the lovely peapod party dress I wore in Second Life last weekend.
  • AmberCadabra
    Connie thanks for doing this one, and thanks to the guests too! Great information.
  • Te-ge says
    pfanderson that sounds like a good way of doing it! Thanks! :-)
  • pfanderson says
    bethharte 4byoung In Caledon, you would greet each other as cousins or cuz :-) I have a Cousin Peccablewho is a wild pig and very literate
  • Connie says
    I have not met any of my Llewellyn cousins yet.
  • 4byoung says
    bethharte Maybe. You can see if you want me as a relative after you look at my avatar.
  • Connie thinks
    it must not take much to scare Dirk. (woot)
  • Te-ge says
    Connie and pfanderson Thank you both so much! Now I'm looking forward to trying SL! :-)
  • Connie
    Teeg, so glad to hear that. And now you have people who are willing to help you with the learning curve - and make it fun.
  • JurinJuran hopes
    everyone in this plurkshop gives SL a try if they aren't already there.
  • 4byoung says
    This has been a wonderful plurkshop and shows the value of Plurk. Thanks for the great info and links.
  • pfanderson thinks
    LOL. And off to bed for me ... wow. Great event, Connie! Thx fro invite!
  • Beth Harte says
    I've hear Audra Finesmith is a troublemaker on Sl too! ;-) Must run in the family! (s_LOL)
  • Te-ge thinks
    that will definitely help, Connie! Knowing people who are already on a site can make a real difference in enjoyment levels. :-)
  • Beth Harte says
    Thanks Connie and SL folks, this has been great! :-)
  • Connie
    Goodnight, pfanderson. And many thanks for your insights.
  • Connie
    Thank you to all who participated. I do hope you'll give SL a try. If you want to be involved in an in-world plurkshop, let me know.
  • Connie
    You can leave a comment on the plurkshop blog with the survey answers.
  • 4byoung says
    connie Do you think it would be hard for someone to participate if they are relatively new to SL?
  • jlamos
    I guess i'd better dl SL again.
  • Connie
    4byoung The in-world plurkshop will be especially helpful for newbies. A place to learn among friends.
  • jlamos
    Connie I am interested in the in-world workshop.
  • Sloitkut wants
    Excellent idea Connie
  • Connie
    Great! I will post an announcement here and on the plurkshops.com blog when we have a time and place for in-world meeting.
  • DebInAustin says
    that's great Connie! I would like that too!
  • JoeHobot says
    DebinDenver me too! (s_cozy)
  • Joankr says
    that's my blog - don't know how it got so messed up in previous plurk
  • Joankr says
    looking forward to reading all the plurks at this plurkshop!
  • PFranklin wonders
    where this will lead us

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