Wednesday, October 2, 2013

2013 PROMO: HELP: Names in Second Life. Are you hiding your ID from your friends?

Names in Second Life. 
Are you hiding your ID from your friends?
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Outworld
  • On Linkedin, I see friends from SL
  • I know them from what they do in SL
  • I endorse them when I see skills that fit what I know from SL
  • Some of them appear with the SL name.  I can easily recognize them.
  • Some of them appear with the "real" name.  A few of those I can recognize.
  • There are probably others that I know well under the SL name.
  • But don't know them at all under the "real" name.
  • I can't endorse them.

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  • Back in the olden days, before the rise of social media. 
  • People had no reason to give out their legal names in SL.  
  • But for many people people now, their SL activities 
  • are part of their business, profession, or future plans.
  • Those activities would go on the resume'
  • But they will go nowhere in a job application 
  • if they are not connected to the legal name
  • I put my legal name as part of my display name
Inworld
  • If you change your display name in SL, 
  • your friends may not find you on their friends list.
  • Because they search under your previous display name
  • If you make a notecard and tell people to contact you.
  • Be sure people can find you in search.
  • Or add your profile url in MySL.  For example, here is my profile  url 
  • https://my.secondlife.com/thinkerer.melville
  • To get yout profile url, Google search for mysecondlife.com
  • You may have to log in with your Second Life password.
  • The page should open to your profile page
  • The url will be in the browser address bar
  • To set your display name
  • Me(top menu)-Profile-Edit profile-Display name 
  • Be careful.  You won't be able to reset it again for a week
  • Linden Knowledge Base: Usernames and display names
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