Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 HG PEOPLE: Every grid needs a G+ commuity: G+ communities grow in the Hypergrid

Every grid needs a G+ community.  
G+ communities grow in the Hypergrid
Many grids on the hypergrid have G+ communities.  A grid community serves as a marketing tool and can keep grid users informed about what is happening or is going to happen on the the grid.  It helps build communities in the grid.  It provides a valuable communication route when the grid is unexpectedly down.  It provides a convenient way to make promotional content available to bloggers and potential customers.  

On the hypergrid

  • (More after the break)

    • Q: What happened to the Friday event notices you were carrying twice a month?
    • A: They weren't drawing enough interest and alternative sources came online.  I am now running a short  form daily near the top of this blog. A more comprehensive collection is in  Selby's daily news collection.

    Metaverse events, current and upcoming


          Why would you want a G+ community rather than forums?

          • Don't think either/or.  Think both. It is only a matter of copy/paste
          • A G+ community is open to the public.  Anyone can read it.  
          • People who are not grid users can read it and post questions.
          • People can share posts with their profile stream or with other groups.
          • Bloggers can easily find and copy promotional content from community posts.
          • Bloggers and others can get email notices of new posts to the community.
          • Yes, people can probably do most of that from the forums.  But will they?

          Should a grid G+ community be open to the public for joining?

          • Probably yes.  Invitation join will turn away lots of people.
          • Open join is more welcoming.

          Grid communities

          How event promoters can use G+ communities 

          • Post about upcoming events. 
          • Spread those posts to bigger communities like OpenSim Virtual
          • Store owners: remember that you can have events, too. 

          How a blogger can use G+ communities to find content

          • Join and turn on notices for some G+ communities that fit your themes.
          • When you see posts with content you may want, send them to your G+ stream.
          • I usually send the posts to Public, so anyone following my stream can see them.
          • Later I review my G+ stream and pick up items I may want to use.  
          • My G+ stream also acts as a summary of the things I follow, so others may use it.



          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 and elsewhere.

            Next WIP show 

            • Next WIP show: Sun. July 24, Noon SLT 
            • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
            • 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
            • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
            • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
            • 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
            • II 
            • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
            • hop:// II/68/369/22

              Previous Articles from the WIP show 

              HG links-- depending on your interests 

              Metaverse beginner help

              Schools in virtual worlds

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