Monday, December 10, 2018

2018 EDU: WRITE: Interactive writing: Guide your readers


Interactive writing:   
Guide your readers  


Write Interactively?  Don't you need a web page for interaction?  No.   All effective writing is interaction.  Fiction gets a reader to imagine the scene. Informative writing gets a reader to want the information before it is given. Instruction gets a reader to figure out part of an answer before the writing delivers it. Stimulate curiosity.  That is one of the standard writing devices to get readers to finish what they begin.
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Sunday, December 9, 2018

2018 PEOPLE: Facebook offers much the same things as G+. For those willing to use it.


Facebook offers much 
the same services as G+.  
For those willing to use it.


Report on Facebook as social media support to replace G+ for users of  OpenSim.

Key buttons on FB home page
Click image to enlarge

What it offers to MUVErs

  • Huge audience can access your post.
  • You can join or form groups.
  • Repost buttons on articles make easy reposting.
  • You can use reposting to save articles you may want to share or use. 

Drawbacks

  • Most of that huge audience is probably not in your target market.
  • With so many posts it is hard to get your post noticed, 
  • Educators and other professionals may not want to be seen in that neighborhood.
  • You may get booted if you use a fake name, especially if it looks fake.

Possible services

  • Host for reposting: Excellent
  • Outreach: Fair to good, depending on the use of groups
  • Event promotion:  Poor to fair, depending on the use of groups.
  • Ingroup communication:  Poor
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

2018 HEAD: WRITE: How language shapes the way we think

How language shapes the way we think
There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think?
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Friday, December 7, 2018

2018 PEOPLE: ART: From The Ashes Of AvatarFest, Opensim Fest Rises


From The Ashes Of AvatarFest, 
Opensim Fest Rises
 AvatarFest has been a creative effort which has celebrated the people of Open Sim for years, and AvatarFest 2018 was it's final year. In the spirit of this incredible yearly festival, OpenSim Fest begins with our first festival starting in March 2019.



What can YOU do to be a part of OpenSim Fest 2019?


You can come by and visit us at Expo region 5/Booth number 26 at this years OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC 2018) if you would like to ask us any questions or sign up as an contributor to Opensim Fest.

Or contact 


Thursday, December 6, 2018

2918 MUVE: MUVE (virtual world) weekly update 12/6/2018


MUVE (virtual world) weekly update 12/6/2018
Updated 12/10/2018

A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  This is experimental and, for now, will be posted on Thursdays (so as not to interfere with the existing schedule).  Some of the links are often wanted and will be recurrent.  Others may be retained a few weeks.  New items will be added daily.

G+ replacement plan:  

  • I have been posting news items relevant to this blog on my G+ timeline. 
  • Now I will post them on my MUVE weekly update page.  
  • I will update the recent page daily.  
  • The MUVE update will also carry persistent links to MUVE-related websites
  • And carry some MUVE-related tips, like MUVE means "virtual worlds".
  • Multi-User Virtual Environment, a term used by researchers.

Contents 

  • Search on the page:  Ctrl+f (type in the search bar, top of the page)
  • My timeline on Twitter
  • MUVE News
  • Open simulator projects
  • Events
  • Support the supporters
  • Hypergrid places
  • G+ replacement
  • Living online
  • Modern education 
  • MUVE writers
  • Promotion (general)
  • Radio in the virtual worlds
  • Videos from virtual worlds
  • Web-worlds
  • News sources
  • Grid promotion
  • Search on page: Ctrl f gets search bar 
  • G+ communities are not included because G+ is closing.
  • Tags: web-world, socialmedia,  virtualworld, MUVEvirtual, hypergrid, interactivestory 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

2018 COMEDY: VID: November: Lauren's place, Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific


November: Lauren's place, 
Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific

November collection of comedy from Lauren's place: High Tech, WyNott,  Catboy, Randy, Synnove, Selby 


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      Monday, December 3, 2018

      2018 PEOPLE: PROMO: Visit Littlefield Grid's Christmas Island!! Open Now!!


      Visit Littlefield Grid's Christmas Island!! Open Now!!

      Promotional video from Littlefield grid, and good promotional features on the landing page.

      Go there 

      • HG address:
      • hg: lfgrid.com:8002:Christmas Island
      • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world map, click FindTP  
      • On the web: Littlefield grid
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      Sunday, December 2, 2018

      2018 WRT: MUVE: VIDEO: "The last werewolf in Blanken" A writer's workshop in 3D


      "The last werewolf in Blanken"  A writer's workshop in 3D

      A video about a workshop for writers being developed in 3D MUVEs of OpenSimulator.  People with access to the hypergrid can visit the MUVE.  Anyone with access to the internet can visit another version being developed as a web page running in a browser.

      Video captured at Nara's Nook 

      • Go there via the Hypergrid:  :
      • world.narasnook.com:8900:Dark Manor
      • Nara's Nook grid:
      • http://www.narasnook.com/
      • A similar MUVE is under development for access in a browser.
      • That development is a little behind the MUVE at Nara's Nook
      • You can visit the browser version: 3DWebWorldz 
      • look on the menu under "writers", go to Writers Swamp.
      • The region name, Dark Manor, is not connected with The Dark Manor Haunted House

      Credits: video and story

      • MUVE file (OpenSim OAR): Linda Kellie
      • Imported, adapted and hosted:  Nara Nook
      • Story:  Selby Evans, Talia Sunsong, Nathan Adored
      • Video performers: Talia Sunsong, Selby Evans, Nathan Adored
      • Note: the child avatar is operated by an adult.
      • Video capture, editing, and publication:  Selby Evans
      • Video captured at Nara's Nook, Dark Manor MUVE (sim)

      Saturday, December 1, 2018

      2018 EDU: The Dickens Project: Seanchai Library


      The Dickens Project: Seanchai Library

      Seanchai Library brings you The Dickens Project 2018. MUVE, Social 3D
      The Dickens project
      Second Life – The Dickens Project celebrates its sixth year in Second Life with a return to Linden Endowment for the Arts Region 7, where the annual celebration of Charles Dickens' seminal work first was realized in full region form a year ago. Offering four weeks of exploration, storytelling, music, dance, a new "Urchins in Dickens London" experience, this Second Life holiday tradition will be open to residents November 30th, through December 30th.

      Go there:

      • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/114/200/24
      • December 23, 2018 NOON (Pacific time) the BIG READ
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      The Dickens Project is produced by Seanchai Library (Shawn-a-kee, which means "Storyteller" in Irish), which was founded in March of 2008 in Second Life. Thousands of stories, and hundreds of authors later, the program remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through live voice presentations: "We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."

      Friday, November 30, 2018

      2018 PEOPLE: HG: Social Media: Discord may meet some OpenSim needs.


      Social Media:  Discord may meet 
      some OpenSim (MUVEr) needs.

      What Discord can do to replace G+ services.

      Networking


      Discord--Free Voice and Text Chat for Gamers

      Discord attributes

      • Ephemeral: messages not easily found after a  few days
      • Serves ingroup communication
      • Organized as a collection of communities.
      • Works well for informal community discussions.
      • Supports voice
      • Discord is already in use among opensimmers and is considered useful.

      Who would be interested in Discord

      • Working groups collaborating on a project. 
      • Reporters and publicists focussing on a particular topic. 
      • Close-knit community needing support for informal chat. 

      Thursday, November 29, 2018

      2018 MUVEs: MUVE (virtual world) weekly update 11/29/2018


      MUVE (virtual world) weekly update 11/29/2018
      Updated 12/4/2018

      A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  This is experimental and, for now, will be posted on Thursdays (so as not to interfere with the existing schedule).  Some of the links are often wanted and will be recurrent.  Others may be retained a few weeks.  New items will be added daily.

      G+ replacement plan:  

      • I have been posting news items relevant to this blog on my G+ timeline. 
      • Now I will post them on my MUVE weekly update page.  
      • But I won't wait a week to post them.
      • I will update the recent page on the day I find them.
      • The MUVE update will also carry persistent links to MUVE-related websites
      • And carry some MUVE-related tips, like MUVE means "virtual worlds".
      • Multi-User Virtual Environment, a term used by researchers.

      Contents 

      • Search on the page:  Ctrl+f (type in the search bar, top of the page)
      • My timeline on Twitter
      • MUVE News
      • Open simulator projects
      • Events
      • Support the supporters
      • Hypergrid places
      • G+ replacement
      • Living online
      • Modern education 
      • MUVE writers
      • Promotion (general)
      • Radio in the virtual worlds
      • Videos from virtual worlds
      • Web-worlds
      • News sources
      • Grid promotion
      • Search on page: Ctrl f gets search bar 
      • G+ communities are not included because G+ is closing.
      • Tags: web-world, socialmedia,  virtualworld, MUVEvirtual, hypergrid, interactivestory 


      Tuesday, November 27, 2018

      2018 WW: 3DWebWorldz offers 3D spaces on the browser, seeks support via Patreon for further development


      3DWebWorldz offers 3D spaces on the browser, 
      seeks support via Patreon for further development

      3DWebWorldz, a browser-based virtual world (MUVE), is developed enough to show its potential.  It now seeks support to increase its capabilities and offerings.  
      Wednesday meeting, writer's workshop
      Click image to enlarge 

      Patreon

      3DWebWorldz offers

      • 3DWebWorldz
      • Over thirty regions available for public access.
      • About 10 art galleries for art history and education.
      • Business, Conferences, Meeting Rooms:  About 5
      • Educational Classrooms, Field Trips & Libraries:  About 5
      • Music AcademyTen Steps to Singing Success:  About 5
      • Writer's Worlds:  About 5

      General benefits

      • People can reach these places from any modern device having a browser.
      • Mobility limitations are left behind.
      • People can talk with each other about the place or anything else.
      • The place can offer the support needed for learning and entertainment.
      • Browsers can bring together people of common interests over great distances
      • Browser places can offer art, education, music, adventures, and community.

      Monday, November 26, 2018

      2018 VIDEO: COMEDY: Thinkerer roast, 89th birthday: how to live to be an antique


      Thinkerer roast, 89th birthday: 
      how to live to be an antique

      Comedy roast videos to celebrate the aging of Thinkerer Melville (Selby Evans everywhere outside of second life).   Video captured, edited, and posted by old Selby Evans, who is much too old to be doing this sort of thing.     

      • Watch on YouTube
      • PS. Selby Evans is known as Thinkerer Melville in Second Life.

      Roasting videos

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        Sunday, November 25, 2018

        2018 PEOPLE: A collaborative blog is social media if you use it that way


        A collaborative blog is social media 
        if you use it that way


        Collaborative blogs could replace some of the functions of G+ and do a better job of it.
        Old fashioned collaboration

        A collaborative blog

        • Has one owner and multiple contributors.
        • Contributors may act as authors, editors, and promoters
        • Editors bring in guest articles from their contacts.
        • Promoters repost articles on other social media outlets.

        Advantages of a blog

        • Persistent and searchable.
        • Can carry post buttons for Facebook, and other social media.
        • Keeps the focus on a topic of interest.
        • You can let anyone leave comments on an article.
        • You can collect comments on a specific topic and post them in a new article

        Advantages of a collaborative blog

        • More frequent publication gets more views.
        • Multiple contributors promote more widely.
        • Multiple contributors give a better representation of the community.
        • Multiple contributors give wider coverage.   
        • Multiple contributors ensure continuity.
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        Saturday, November 24, 2018

        2018 EV: PEOPLE: Kitely Halloween dance in pictures. Virtual Halloween: easy for creatives


        Kitely Halloween dance in pictures  
        Virtual Halloween: easy for creatives 
        Virtual worlds are haunted by creatives on Halloween.  We make our appearance to be as we please.  We make our places to suit our imaginings.  We make or buy what we need to create what we imagine.    
        Halloween dance at 
        Kitely Welcome Center
        • Did you ever see a mecha dancing?
        • We can have any avatar we can imagine.
        • And my avatar can dance even if I can't.
        • And I can turn on daylight to get pictures.
        • Host: Rosa Alekseev
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          Friday, November 23, 2018

          2018 EDU: PEOPLE: Nonprofit Commons 11th Birthday Celebration, Oct 12, 2018


          Nonprofit Commons 
          11th Birthday Celebration, 
          Oct 12, 2018
          Pictures tell the story of the 11th birthday celebration of Nonprofit Commons.
          Connecting the dots

          Go there

          • SLURL:
          • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aloft%20Nonprofit%20Commons/92/54/25
          • In Second Life, put the SLURL in the address bar of the viewer, press enter
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          Thursday, November 22, 2018

          2018 MUVEs: MUVE (virtual world) weekly update 11/22/2018


          MUVE weekly update 11/22/2018

          A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  This is experimental and, for now, will be posted on Thursdays (so as not to interfere with the existing schedule).  Some of the links are often wanted and will be recurrent.  Others may be retained a few weeks.  New items will be added weekly.


          Contents 

          • Search on the page:  Ctrl+f (type in the search bar, top of page)
          • Event promotion 
          • Hypergrid places
          • G+ replacement
          • Living online
          • Modern education 
          • MUVE writers
          • Promotion (general)
          • Radio in the virtual worlds
          • Videos from virtual worlds
          • Web-worlds
          • G+ communities are not included



          Tuesday, November 20, 2018

          2018 BIZ: Thales teams with Infinite Metaverse Alliance (IMA) to work on next generation collaborative and training tools.


          Thales teams with Infinite Metaverse Alliance (IMA) 
          to work on next generation collaborative and training tools.

          Report of an alliance between Thales and Infinite Metaverse Alliance.  More information will be made available as the projects move from private repositories to public repositories.   #socialmedia  #virtualworld  #MUVE  #hypergrid 
          Meeting at IMA Alpha
          Virtual Reality, increasing connectivity, and connection speed are enabling people to work better together. We are on the verge of a next generation of collaborative and training tools where virtual reality will drive working together to be no longer time and place dependent or restricted by visual boundaries.

          Monday, November 19, 2018

          2918 WW: TECH: 3D scanning and animation with a smartphone. Can we bring that avatar into a web-world?


          3D scanning and animation with a smartphone.  
          Can we bring that avatar into a web-world?

          Video demonstration of a smartphone that can scan a 3D object and render it as an animated digital 3D object.   How hard will it be to bring that into a web-world or a virtual world?

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          Metaverse events, recent and upcoming

          Sunday, November 18, 2018

          2018 MUVE: EDU: WW: Communities online in 3D. Meet the MUVErs


          Communities online in 3D.
          Meet the MUVErs

          Online MultiUser Virtual Environments (MUVEs) are becoming widely available as tools for social media, education and organizations.   The delivery system has been by a company hosting many interconnected MUVEs but an alternative is emerging to allow communities or organizations to manage their own themed MUVES while the technical work is managed by a technical company.

          Walking tour of a building

          Online MultiUser Virtual Environment (MUVE)

          • Virtual environment: Simulated 3D space created in a computer
          • Online MUVE: A MUVE accessed over the internet.
          • Community: Group of people with common interests and shared goals.
          • Communities usually have a place where they get together.
          • As social media has developed on the web, that place can be online.
          • A themed online MUVE can offer a place where people get together.
          • They get together, represented by human-like figures.
          • In a simulated place representing their common interests (the theme).
          • They talk about their common interests, share information and make plans.

          Who would be interested?

          • Educational systems: Online education expands capacity.   
          • Companies: Meet customers where they live.  Meet workers where they work.
          • Service organizations: Confer with clients while working from home.
          •  #socialmedia  #virtualworld  #MUVE  #hypergrid  #retirement  #education 
          • #meeting 
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          Metaverse events, recent and upcoming