Saturday, September 9, 2017

2017 WW: EDU: Want to find out about web-worlds? Drop by my place. I am a web-world welcomer

Want to find out about web-worlds?  
Drop by my place.  I am a web welcomer
An office on the web?  Yes it is not only possible but available.  And that may generate a need for a receptionist of welcomer.  Here I invite people to visit me in my web-office at my office times.   
My web-office
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Visit my web-office

  • My place: Cybalounge nonprofit zone
  • Chrome browser recommended.
  • Don't register.  Click the guest login button near the bottom of the page.
  • You will choose a nickname and an avatar, then enter.
  • Wait while the page loads.  A 3D world has more stuff than most web pages.
  • Click on the scene to make it the focus of the browser.
  • Walk forward by pressing the up-arrow key.  
  • You can figure out how the other arrow keys work. 
  • To walk fast, hold down shift while you press the up-arrow key.
  • To have a meeting walk to the chairs in front of you and click on the blue sphere.
  • Click the mic (bottom line) to turn on voice.  Or type in the chat bar, bottom left.
  • Chrome is most dependable for voice.  Others may work or not.  
  • When you click on the mic, a panel will appear in the upper left, with names.
  • If there is another person there, look for green parentheses next to names.
  • People who have green parentheses by their names should hear each other talk.
  • If you have talk problems, click Reset Voice.
  • (More after the break, scroll down!)

Metaverse events, current and upcoming 


 Other features in my web-office

To talk with me

  • I expect to be in this web-world weekdays at 12:-12:30 Central time (US).  
  • I may be there on weekends at the same time,
  • I can meet at other times by appointment (ask in a comment on this article).
  • I will be glad to tell you about Cybalounge, web-worlds, or virtual worlds.  

If I am not in the welcome area

  • Click the pointed pushpin (bottom line) to see the other worlds you can visit.  
  • I may be in my world--you can find it in the list.
  • You can look at what other people are building and using in Cybalolunge.

If I don't seem to notice you

  • Turn on voice and talk to me--I may be looking at another window.

Things for us to talk about

  • The web show: a magazine from the virtual worlds
  • I am seeking editors and content for sections of this magazine
  • I am also seeking people for web-based talk shows for each section of the magazine.
  • Talk shows will need a host, producer, and videographer.
  • A section is a series of issues focused on a specific topic. 
  • Probable sections: Education, People and Places, Entertainment
  • More sections TBD.

What is a web-welcomer?

  • I just made up that name because it could become a job for some people.
  • It is like a receptionist in an office.  Or a greeter in a store.  
  • Except it is done in a web-world.  It can be done in the privacy of your own home. 
  • In your bedroom or living room, In a wheel chair if needed.  Even in a hospital bed,
  • All you need is skill in dealing with people and good knowledge of what is offered.

How hard is it to be a web-welcomer?

  • Obviously, not physically demanding
  • It can be mentally demanding if you have a lot of incoming.
  • In my web-world, I don't get a lot of traffic--yet.  
  • It would be boring, but I can do other things while I wait for visitors.
  • I can set the web-world to send me an email when someone comes in. 
  • So I could respond to a visitor any time I am on my computer.  

Is there any pay for a web-world welcomer?

  • Not yet.  That could emerge if businesses use web-worlds for marketing.
  • Unlike the rest of the web, web-worlds invite 2-way conversations.  
  • That is like in-store conversations from back when people went to stores.
  • Pay might be on a sales commission or per click-through basis


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Entertainment in virtual worlds

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
    • II 
    • In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 
    • Suspended for Summer: Pandora 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

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 


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