Sunday, September 3, 2017

2017 PEOPLE: WRITE: IMA: EDU: WW: The web show: a magazine from the virtual worlds

The web show: a magazine from the virtual worlds
Plan for developing a magazine show about the people of the Web.  Objectives, concept, content, sources, initial publication, call for editors and contributors.
Set for a talk show in Cybalounge
The name will change

Objectives

  • Promote virtual worlds to people who have not found out about them yet.
  • Promote web-worlds to ad agencies as a marketing tool they may want to offer.

What is it? 

  • Concept for a magazine (a collection of videos) about virtual worlds.  
  • Theme: Living on the web: what people do on the web.  
  • Content:  Mostly short videos (3 to 5 minutes) done in virtual worlds (or web-worlds).
  • Subjects: Activities of people using virtual worlds for common activities.
  • Common: activities in the physical world, thus of interest to web readers.
  • Publication: Initially on my blog.   It will move elsewhere when it can sell ads.
  • (The license on my blog encourages redistribution.)
  • Managing editor: initially Selby Evans (that is I). 
  • I will give all rights to anyone I think will develop the magazine. 
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  • (More after the break, scroll down!)
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Metaverse events, current and upcoming

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Target market 

The target market would be people with creative and technical interests, whether they know about virtual worlds yet or not.  Specific subgroups would be:
  • Ad agencies
  • Educators 
  • Writers (especially multimedia writers)
  • Comedians
  • Theatrical groups 
  • Game developers
  • Public service organizations
  • Others (TBD)

Potential ad sources

Our advantage

  • Direct presence on the web in the form of web-worlds.  
  • These are accessible to almost anyone using a browser.
  • They run on a cheap laptop, a Chromebook, an iPad, and a tablet.
  • We presently can use two web-worlds:
  • Cybalounge (multiple worlds--you can build your place in this world)
  • IMA web-world (you can make presentations in this world)
  • In both of these worlds, we can talk and capture video.
  • Who is we?  Anyone who clicks on one of the links above.  
  • Give it a little time to load the world.  
  • Bring a friend and try out a meeting.
  • Come to Cybalounge at noon central time (US) on a weekday (my office 1/2-hour) 
  • I will probably be there and can show you around.
  • How will we use this advantage?  Ideas developing: see some in a later section.

Content sources

  • Broadly, groups that have something to promote on the web.
  • Educator and writer communities
  • Inworld comedians and theatrical groups
  • Commercial grids (promoting their offerings and those of customers)
  • Interest communities (seeking more members)
  • Public service communities (promoting their services)
  • Event producers (promoting their events)
  • Multimedia artists  (promoting their art)

Possible video contents

  • Comedy monologs
  • Comedy skits
  • Virtual world travelogues
  • Music on the web
  • Disabilities left behind
  • Web work/monetization
  • Virtual world events
  • Motivational minutes
  • Tips for the Digital Community
  • Mini-lessons on video instruction
  • Sample instructional units on video.  
  • Non-technical information of interest to the target audience.

How do we use web-worlds?:  Ideas

  • A video of a web-world discussion will open each issue.
  • People will have some connection to articles in the issue.
  • Some will have no experience in virtual-worlds.  For example:
  • An educational leader.
  • Someone with a disability.
  • An amateur comic.
  • An instructor of drama.

Possible final names for the magazine

  • The final name won't be "The Web Show"  because: The Big Web Show
  • Living On The Web
  • Living Digitally
  • Digital People. 
  • The Digital Community
  • I invite more suggestions. 
  • After I vet the ideas, an organizing committee will make the final selection.
  • Concept: We are people of the web talking to people of the web.

Initial licensing

Same as on my blog:
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License

  • Original text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domain
  • Use as you please with attribution: link to the original.
  • All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.
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  • This kind of license is used to build visibility.  
  • Visibility builds traffic.
  • Traffic brings attention.
  • Attention is what you can sell.

Need editors, and content

  • To manage a magazine, we need editors and sources.
  • We need one or more editors for each segment.  
  • Education editor
  • Comedy editor
  • Multimedia editor 
  • Theatrical editor 
  • Game editor 
  • Public service editor 
  • People editor
  • New ideas editor
  • Some editors might be affiliated organizations.

I am seeking content now

  • For the present, publication schedule will be "as available."
  • When we have an editorial staff and content sources,
  • I hope publication can become monthly and then weekly.

Contact me

  • My web office: Cybalounge.
  • Don't register -- enter as guest.  If you don't see me:
  • Click the pointed pushpin on the bottom line and see if I am in Selby's room
  • My office times:  Weekdays: 12: -12:30 Central time  (US) 
  • Other times by arrangement.  
  • Google profile
  • Thinkerer Melville in Second Life, Selby Evans in Kitely
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License

  • Original text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domain
  • Use as you please with attribution: link to the original.
  • All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.
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  • My web office: Cybalounge.
  • Don't register -- enter as guest.  If you don't see me:
  • Click the pointed pushpin on the bottom line and see if I am in Selby's room
  • My office times:  Weekdays: 12: -12:30 Central time  (US) 
  • Other times by appointment.
  • Thinkerer Melville in Second Life, Selby Evans in Kitely

News and Notes

HG links-- depending on your interests 

Communities in the virtual worlds

Radio in the virtual worlds

Metaverse beginner help

The Hypergrid WIP Show

  • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress. 
  • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
  • Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.
  • The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.
  • The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday 
  • But will not meet in the summer.
  • And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  
  • To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.
  • We can go to your place if there is time.

Next WIP meeting

    • Sunday September 25, noon SLT (California) time
    • 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, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 
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    • Suspended for Summer: Pandora 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

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 

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