Archive for February, 2009

Virtual Libraries in SL: “Patrons not only read about characters in a novel; they interact with them”

February 25th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Real Life in Second Life, SL Entrepreneur Magazine

By Compe Lockwood I visited the library today. Okay, that sounds pretty mundane – but don’t click that mouse just yet! This is pretty cool. My librarian is an avatar and so am I. In this library, books aren’t checked out; they’re rezzed. Patrons don’t drive; they’re teleported. Dewey Decimal System meets Second Life. You […]

Second Life News: Call for Proposals Opens for 2009 NMC Symposium on New Media and Learning

February 25th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life News

Proposals for presentations for the 2009 NMC Symposium on New Media and Learning, a special 2-day live online event to be held March 24-26, 2009, are being solicited through March 9, 2009.

SL Entrepreneur Profiles: Syd Chase And The Future Of Real Estate

February 25th, 2009  |  by  |  published in SL Entrepreneur Profiles

by Vissarion Obolensky Syd Chase is getting attention. The former Army Combat Engineer instructor and Washington D.C. undercover private detective became an entrepreneur in the 90s, signed up again after 9/11, then returned yet again to business, rapidly becoming an independently wealthy international financial advisor and mentor. Now CEO of the Syd Chase Group at […]

Second Life News: American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Forming SL Teams Now

February 18th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life News

Its that time of the year again. The American Cancer Society’s signature event, Relay For Life, is getting underway in Second Life™. Last year, residents raised over L$55,000,000.

Twestival: Twitter and Second Life Together Make A Difference

February 18th, 2009  |  by  |  published in SL Entrepreneur Magazine, SLENTRE.COM Magazine Feature Articles

By Emmett Burnett Five times a day, 15-year-old Jean-Bosco Shy walks a Rwandan jungle trail in search of water. Carrying a jug on his head and thirst in his soul, he reaches his destination; a pool of murky goo villagers call “drinking water.” Jean-Bosco is lucky because, in the next 24 hours, over four thousand […]

Second Life Style: PhotoLife For Second Life?

February 18th, 2009  |  by  |  published in SL Business

By Jae90 Nizna You may already have heard about PhotoLIFE. If you have heard of it, you may have a strong opinion. But fan or not, it would be difficult to deny the innovative thought that has been put into its development by creator OomPoppaMowMow Snookums. This high tech virtual photo studio, now in its […]

Second Life News: Annual DREAMS Second Life Health, Education and Art Fair

February 18th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life News

The annual DREAMS Health, Education and Art Fair will be held from February the 15th through the 28th, 2009. This will be the 5th year for the Fair at Dreams. Each year, the Dreams Community Fair is provided as an outreach program to connect and educate SL residents about support groups and services with an […]

Second Life News: Averlast Adds Mixed Martial Arts Arena

February 4th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life News

Second Life’s premier boxing gym adds a new dimension to virtual combat with the addition of a mixed martial arts arena.

Second Life Traffic Report: Fashion Forces It’s Way Up The Charts

February 4th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life Traffic Report, SL Entrepreneur Magazine

Compiled by Avarie Parker There are some big changes in this months Traffic Report. Fashion has emerged as a force and Frank’s Place has fallen to position #2 on our charts. And for the first time in the history of the SLENTRE.COM Traffic Report, we have a new #1 – The 6th Element. The recently […]

Virtual World Analytics: Which Virtual World Optimization Solution Is Right For You?

February 4th, 2009  |  by  |  published in SLENTRE.COM Magazine Feature Articles

by Avarie Parker, aka Lisa Peyton One would think Virtual World Optimization and Analytics are relatively new practices just now coming into regular use. In fact, as long as virtual worlds have existed, someone somewhere has been measuring user activity. Increasingly sophisticated internet developments and increased online activity has allowed for a new threshold of […]