Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2016 HG: NEW: Community-based entry: Welcome paths for community seekers in OpenSim. HGProject

Community-based entry to virtual worlds:  
Welcome path for community seekers
Updated 7/2/2016
Communities in some OpenSim virtual worlds can bring new people directly into their their places. They can provide entry instruction specifically suited to bring people into the community.  They can bring people into a place that gives an immediate introduction to the activities of the community, provides them with suitable avatar and equipment and arranges for prompt contact with group members.  
  • Don't count on people coming into HG because they want to be in a virtual world.  
  • Most of us are here because of what we can do in virtual worlds.
  • Much of the doing depends on other people.  
  • We are here because of our communities.
  • In OpenSim, communities can take charge of their own entry path.
  • In social media, OpenSim communities can do their own marketing
  • In Google groups, OpenSim communities can communicate.
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  • So imagine your community promoting its offerings to the public.
  • Avatar Repertory Theater starts community promotion. HG projects
  • The promotion comes from feeder sites that link to your website.
  • There they see how to get into your virtual world.
  • With instructions that bring them into your community place.
  • And in your place you have set up a welcome site.
  • A site specifically designed for entry into your community.
  • With free avatars suited to your community.
  • With instruction on skills used in your community. 
  • With an invitation to join the community inworld group.  
  • In that group they can introduce themselves in IM.
  • They can maybe start a conversation with others online at the time.
  • You don't have to imagine.  You can visit.
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  • (More after the break)
  • Where is Arcadia?
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Metaverse events, current and upcoming

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Three Cubed Poetry Workshop-Tue 4/5, 7pm SLT 

The Short Poetry Workshop this week will present a challenge for those who hate numbers as Frederique Eilish McMillan guest hosts for the Three Cubed poetry form. It is based on a variation of the Triad poetry form but with a more daunting set of rules.

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        New Media Arts (NMA) on the web


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        Feeder sites

        • Posts on the feeder sites feed traffic to the main community web page. 
        • Facebook posts (page and individual members).
        • A Google community matching the inworld community.
        • Other google communities on related topics.
        • Related may be real world. 
        • Rail community post in model railroads communities.
        • Sailing communities post in sailing communities.
        • Your community blog.
        • Build traffic to your blog about virtual worlds

        New Media Arts sets up for community-based entry


        Cookie II on Kitely

        Suggestions

        • Have a web page showing the benefits the community offers to newcomers
        • The web page should show stills and videos of community activities.
        • The stills and videos should show people enjoying their participation.
        • Where possible, include sounds of people enjoying activities.
        • The message is: This is what it is like here, come join in.
        • Then:  Here's how to join in!

        Onboarding

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        News and Notes

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          The Hypergrid WIP Show

          The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.

          Next WIP show 

          • Next WIP show: Sun. Apr 10, Noon SLT
          • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
          • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
          • world.narasnook.com:8900
          • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
          • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
          • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
          • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
          • world.narasnook.com:8900
          • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
          • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
          • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
          • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
          • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
          • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
          • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 

            HG links-- depending on your interests 

            Metaverse beginner help

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