Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016 PROMO: HG: Virtual worlds welcome on the web. Bypass the grid entry. HGProjects proposal.

Virtual worlds welcome on the web  
Bypass the grid entry. HGProjects proposal.
Update 5/24/2016
You are inviting new people into a virtual world.  You want to bring them into a place that will make them want to come back.   To do that you market to people about what they want, then get those that show interest to a place where they can start doing what they want, as fast as you can.  Here is my proposal.

Welcome to the world of Virtual Worlds (web site)

  • "Get immersed in virtual reality!"
  • Show why they want to go there:
  • "Find worlds that fit your interests!"
  • Show blurbs about popular interests
  • Blurbs have links to interest communities.
  • Interest communities exist as G+ communities and as inworld places.
  • "How to get there" and "What to do there" are intro sections.
  • General parts of intro sections are prepared by HGProjects.
  • Specialized parts of intro sections a prepared by relevant community.
  • "How to get there" has instructions on getting to a place run by that community.
  • This is my straw-man model.  Of course it needs fixing.   
  • So tell us how to fix it--tell us in comments on this article 

  • (More after the break)
  • Where is Arcadia?

Timely Information

Metaverse events, current and upcoming

  • Next WIP show: Sun. Jan 10, Noon SLT
  • Fred.Beckhusen tells a lotl
  • Location:
  • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
  • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora


        Metaverse beginner help


        The proposal

        Why do people come virtual worlds?

        • Meet and work with people with interests like theirs.  
        • Build and run model railroads
        • Build and sail model sailboats
        • Build and fly model aircraft
        • Develop skills in a language they want to learn.
        • Perform, watch, dance to music 
        • Perform, write, watch, videograph, or stage fiction.  
        • Produce and present educational materials.
        • Participate in a class 
        • Maybe a few even want to be Vampires.
        • More themes (TBD)

        What do newcomers need to know?

        • It mostly depends on what they want to do.
        • So guide them fast to a theme-oriented instruction path.  
        • That path should be prepared by people working on that theme.
        • Educators to educators.  Singers to singers.  Vampires to vampires.
        • That path might even be run by the theme community. 
        • Sure, there are other things people need to know to enjoy Virtual Worlds.
        • But they don't need to know everything at once. 
        • What makes a learning curve steep is trying to load everything at once.   
        • I will propose a basic set of skills for virtual worlds in a later article.

        Web resources for virtual worlds


        • It does not need to be a single website.  
        • It could be made of community-oriented websites.
        • Beginner help pages can easily be duplicated on many websites
        • Any content I produce is licensed for any use, attribution only.
        • Anyone can use my material as they wish.  Just give a link to the source.
        • So there might be a sailing website and multiple education web sites.
        • Web sites could mix their own material with standard beginner material.
        • They would give a grid link and login instructions for that grid.
        • But the login instructions would take people to the community entry point.
        • The community would manage the beginner experience.
        • A large community might have people near the arrival point a lot of the time.
        • Bringing new people into virtual worlds? Bring them in via Cookie II or use the NMA method on your own site


        News and Notes


          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. 

          Next WIP show 

          • Next WIP show: Sun. Jan 10, Noon SLT
          • Fred.Beckhusen tells a lot
          • Location:
          • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
          • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
          • Narasnook  location
          • 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
          • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
          • II 
          • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
          • hop:// II/68/369/22

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 

                Entertainment on the Hypergrid

                HG links-- depending on your interests

                • I publish about 6 days a week, skipping 1 or 2 days in midweek
                • For more on topics like this, circle Selby Evans in Google+ 
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