Added by Nancy Ritchie on July 31, 2008 at 11:36pm —
With every passing week we’re seeing more and more conversational threads centric to all this social stuff and business implications.
McKinsey just released a study titled “Building The Web 2.0 Enterprise”
which states “This year’s survey reveals continuing investments in Web 2.0. Companies that are deriving business… Continue
Added by Jay Deragon on July 31, 2008 at 7:35am —
The following is a reprint of the Ad Nauseam column which appeared in the July 29, 2008 edition of the Metaverse Messenger
Advertising is a blend of two entirely different motivations. The first is that of the people who make the product — the producers. Their motivation is simple: buy my product because I have rent due, mortgages to keep up, alimony payments in arrears, gambling debts to take care of, and hospital bills to cover… Continue
Added by Christopher Simpson on July 30, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Ok so the gammer isn't perfect but i'm excited. lol
After a few hours of reconfiguring AUGrid to have separate databases for each region server and some mysql tweaks, the grid is now performing better then ever.
An import of a 256 prim car the previously was causing db lockups it now not only works well but rezzing prims while doing so is well can only be described as lighting fast.
I am now confident that the grid is ready for whatever influx may happen, and… Continue
Added by Norgan on July 30, 2008 at 8:00am —
Can you help explain the various types of .NET classes to Microsoft developers in 3D using an amazingly crafted Havok 4 "fountain"?
Would you like a 3D resource library of all Microsoft current videos and web resources at your fingertips for developing software, art and websites?
Can a group of Pirates scavenge for gold and learn about LINQ and the Northwind Database?
Is the new Direct3D integration with WPF going to usher in a new wave of virtual world clients… Continue
Added by G2 Proto on July 29, 2008 at 9:49pm —
Added by Nancy Ritchie on July 29, 2008 at 12:08pm —
Only a couple of days left before our big event in Second Life for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 & .NET 3.5 SP1.
Final preparations are underway on the new island.
Stop by to watch us terraform and setup event attractions.
And while you're there don't forget to register to get your reserved seating.
For further details regarding the… Continue
Added by RobinG2 Proto on July 29, 2008 at 11:30am —
With the Olympic Games approaching we can see China in just about every newscast when turning on the television. News reports recently have ranged from Tibetan uprisings, Taiwan elections, Sichuan (that's pronounced Sit-che-wahn) province earthquakes, to the more positive, such as the upcoming Olympics, a population that loves Americans (more or less), and... well, I don't know what else to be sure.
While China is rising fast, it still has a lot of problems and things to learn, some… Continue
Added by Mathew Anderson on July 27, 2008 at 12:25pm —
The father of all video gaming
was not a programmer but an electronics engineer creating hobby projects to thrill the local community.
Added by G2 Proto on July 27, 2008 at 8:41am —
I cannot blog. I am so pedantic. Just shoot me. The free items I list on SL Exchange are actually my version of blogging.
If you disbelieve it: read the descriptions.
Added by Kilara Balnarring on July 26, 2008 at 10:32am —
Interesting and I do hope more officials get the hang of using virtual worlds to get in touch with their constituency.…
Added by RobinG2 Proto on July 26, 2008 at 8:30am —
Added by Nancy Ritchie on July 25, 2008 at 10:51pm —
According to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive, adults worldwide go online for several reasons: 23 percent of respondents say they go online for dating, 50 percent use social networking sites and 72 percent play games. So, what do you get when you combine all three? An awesome virtual dating application
As the online dating
industry continues to evolve, it will need to incorporate elements of… Continue
Added by Ravit on July 25, 2008 at 4:28pm —
It was great sadness that I read about Randy Pausch
' death, Randy Pausch was involved in Human Computer Interaction, a Professor and involved with creating the Entertainment Technology Centre and set up the building virtual worlds courses.
I know the video
is long but if you can watch I think you will learn a great deal
For more… Continue
Added by Kerry Santo on July 25, 2008 at 2:51pm —
If you like to share your code and coding experiences this might be for you.
Added by RobinG2 Proto on July 25, 2008 at 1:19pm —
The Metaverse Tribune is in the final stages of production prior to public launch of www.metaverse-tribune.com. For a limited time the Tribune is offering an advertising promotion for businesses and service providers in the virtual worlds whether in Second Life, Entropia, or any other virtual community.
Between now and August 1st, 2008 the Tribune is offering complimentary advertising on the Tribune website. Ads are approved at the discretion of the Tribune team, no pornographic,… Continue
Added by Runeswan Ceawlin on July 25, 2008 at 12:05pm —
New regions have been added next to and connecting the Edu Plaza with the main regions. These have been setup specifically to offer free space for educators to display information about their institutions and projects.
If you wish to build some things in world your more than welcome to go ahead, the main regions all allow build for now and as more is added i will start dividing plots to allow your builds to be secure.
Contact me if you have any special requirements or problems… Continue
Added by Norgan on July 24, 2008 at 11:18pm —
Has anyone ever tried to drive down the highway at 70mph (113kph)and talk someone through installing a network card?
And mind you this person I am talking through this is not at all used to opening up their computer and rooting around inside it.
Heck he can barely use it for email. But he is a client and I needed to help.
What a fun day.
But we got through it and all is better now.
Added by RobinG2 Proto on July 24, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Research findings from Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL)
suggest that virtual experiences can have an effect on people’s behavior in the real world. Researchers observed that even a couple of minutes of avatar-based chatting can elicit behavioral changes offline. For example, positive virtual experiences can boost self-confidence.
Although these studies did not specifically examine how… Continue
Added by Ravit on July 24, 2008 at 2:36pm —
We’ve got a couple new big players on the field: Vivaty and Google’s Lively. What makes these virtual worlds different is that they can be accessed from other sites - very cool!
My guess is, there are very few implications for online dating in the short run, other than increased awareness of the “virtual dating” concept. However down the road, we will likely see many new exciting online dating applications.
Admittedly, it’s hard to predict what online dating is going to… Continue
Added by Ravit on July 24, 2008 at 2:27pm —