Archive for March, 2009

Second Life Business: Second Life Presses Multilanguage Advantage

March 25th, 2009  |  by  |  published in SL Business

Internationalization? Localization? Whatever you call it, it means going beyond the boundaries of English, especially for Second Life New Registrations and Support. That was the focus topic of the Solution Provider Internationalization Forum held March 19th on SLDEV Island, featuring Keynote Speakers Danica Linden and Noelle Linden. Explains Danica, “SL’s international positioning is a top […]

Second Life News: Open Source Interactive Objects Party, Saturday March 28th

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

Buckaroo announces immediate availability of 8 Open Sourced scripted objects, which are licensed under Creative Commons. There will be a release party on Saturday, March 28th at 2pm SLT, hosted by Bucky Barkley and Kim Trevellion.

SLENTRE.COM Sponsor Spotlight: Inspiration Cove

March 25th, 2009  |  by  |  published in SLENTRE.COM Magazine: Notes From The Editor

Second Life News: Linden Lab’s Changes To Adult Content Angers Residents

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

by Avarie Parker On March 12, 2009, Linden Labs announced they were taking steps to protect residents from unsolicited adult content. The lengthy post by Cyn Linden discusses the motivation behind the upcoming changes and what steps are likely to be taken.  Citing the desire to give SL residents more ‘control’ over their second lives, […]

Second Life Machinima: Draxtor Despres Showcases The California Legacy Project

March 18th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life Machinima Video Reports

Combining the resources of California’s oldest university and one of California’s most respected publishers, the California Legacy Project launched the California Legacy Series, which now has more than thirty books in print. The series has entered Second Life determined to add a compelling visual component to the audio excerpts. Their goal is  to raise public […]

Virtual World Commerce: What Drives the Purchasing of Virtual Goods?

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

By Sigmund Leominster In an article for the Wall Street Journal, Jeremy Liew, Managing Director of the venture capital firm, Lightspeed, posited three reasons for why people buy virtual goods. His theory is that “people buy digital goods for the same reasons they buy goods in the real world; (i) to be able to do […]

SL Entrepreneur Profiles: Journalism and Virtual Worlds, An Interview with Professor Larry Mullen

March 18th, 2009  |  by  |  published in SL Entrepreneur Profiles

By Sigmund Leominster Larry Mullen, aka Truman Laryukov in Second Life, is a Professor and Graduate Coordinator at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies based at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He’s also a regular visitor to the Second Life® virtual world and uses the virtual environment as part of his […]

Second Life Traffic Report: Wilder Islands and Isle of Lesbos Prove Islands Rule SL in March

March 4th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Second Life Traffic Report

Compiled by Avarie Parker This month we have a new #1 – AGAIN. The sandy shores of Wilder Islands are drawing record crowds as the real world is still shaking off the cold of the winter holidays. Residents are choosing to bypass crowded dance clubs for the instant gratification of a romp in the sand. […]

Adobe in Second Life: Moderne Interactive Builds Immersive Learning Center for Adobe

March 4th, 2009  |  by  |  published in SL Entrepreneur Magazine, SLENTRE.COM Magazine Feature Articles

by Richard Hackathorn and Emmett Burnett One of the commercial applications for Second Life is immersive learning. And this is not only for universities and colleges. High-tech firms like Adobe Systems and Microsoft are using SL as a unique learning environment. (Richard Hackathorn, aka Hack Richard in SL, stands at the entrance of the Adobe […]

Second Life News: SL Clothing Fair To Benefit Cancer Society’s Relay For Life

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

The Relay Raiders are proud to announce the dates for Second Life’s 3rd Annual “Clothing Fair.” Events are set to launch on Monday, March 16 at 10:00 am SLT, and run 24/7 through Sunday, March 22, 2009 when the doors close at 9:00 pm SLT. All proceeds are to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay […]