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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      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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      Saturday, November 17, 2018

      2018 EDU: MUVE: 12th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education re:Vision: the future of creation within the MUVE ecosystem


      12th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education
       re:Vision: the future of creation within the MUVE ecosystem

      VWBPE is a virtual conference conducted in a MUVE. Participants attend the conference in a virtual reality setting that includes conference rooms, theatres, exposition halls, meeting spaces, and other venues similar to a brick and mortar conference. The conference is free to attend. The cost of the conference is covered by sponsorship and donations.
      Virtual Education Journal
      The Virtual Education Journal (VEJ) publishes articles from educators K-16 in a variety of online and virtual environments. It serves as a resource of best practices being used across the metaverse. 

      Executive summary

      • Date: April 4-6, 2019
      • The call for proposals for VWBPE 2019 is now open.
      • The deadline for Presentation proposals is 14 January 2019.
      • Proposals for Exhibits and Immersive Experiences are open now as well. 
      • The deadline for these is 11 February 2019.
      • Call for Proposals (Details)
      • Call for sponsors
      •  #socialmedia  #virtualworld  #MUVE  #hypergrid
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      Friday, November 16, 2018

      2018 LIB: EDU: Cybersecurity. Why use a MUVE (virtual world) to teach security?


      Cybersecurity.  Why use a MUVE 
      (virtual world) to teach security? 

      Internet Security Specialist, Erik Moore, demonstrates training for cybersecurity in a MulitiUser Virtual Environment (virtual world) with demonstration threats in a simulated data center.

      • Watch on YouTube
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      Why Virtual?

      • Any place that needs security is reluctant to admit a group of strangers.
      • A virtual world is available for practice all the time.
      • Students with mobility limitations are not impeded. 
      • An unsupervised group can enter for a practice security review at any time.  
      • Risky conditions that would be cleared from a data center can stay in a virtual world.
      • Training places can be scripted to give hints or feedback.  
      • Multiple training sites can be created as needed.  
      • All sites are local (in the computer) for the learners.  
      • Test places can be secured from prior access and produced as needed.
      • Test performance can produce recorded results.
      • #cybersecurity #education #virtualworld  #MUVE 
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      Metaverse events, recent and upcoming

      Tuesday, November 13, 2018

      2018 WW: EDU: Facebook group replaces G+: 3D web-worlds of the browser


      Facebook group replaces G+:  3D web-worlds of the browser

      With the end of G+, we must look for alternative hosts for our communities.  We are starting an alternative place as a web-world group on Facebook.  For a while, we will post in both places, but we recommend shifting main use to Facebook.

      Web-worlds section 
      on Virtual Outworlding

      Replacements for G+   



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