Saturday, February 16, 2019

2019 WW: EDU: Free Shopping Tool in 3DWebWorldz: The whole webworld is your store and the goods are free!


Free Shopping Tool in 3DWebWorldz:  
The whole webworld is your store 
and the goods are free!


You can build your place in 3DWebworldz.  Here is how to get free buildings and other things.

  • Watch on YouTube
  • Many of the things in 3DWebWorldz are licensed for public use.  
  • You can take a copy of those things for your own use.
  • That means not just tables and chars, but whole buildings.  
  • You can take a copy of a building and put it on your own land.  
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Friday, February 15, 2019

2019 EDU: New educational term: Batch Registration: for schools and organizations in virtual worlds


New educational term:  Batch Registration: 
for schools and organizations in virtual worlds 
Batch registration is a feature that grids and web-worlds can offer to schools and other organizations that will bring in and manage groups of users.   
The Empty Classroom
  • Instructors don't want their students to register for their classes in virtual worlds.
  • Some of the students will get it wrong and need instructor help.
  • Instructors want to spend time teaching the course content.
  • They don't want to spend time teaching students how to register online.
  • Batch registration: the school does the registration from its own records.
  • Kitely: Introducing Organizations (Virtual Grids)

Contents below

  • What is batch registration?
  • What are the advantages of batch registration? 
  • What MUVEs (virtual worlds) do batch registration?


Thursday, February 14, 2019

2019 MUVE update 2/14/2019 Sci-Fi EXPO, OpenSim Fest, G+exit


MUVE update 2/14/2019 
Sci-Fi EXPO, OpenSim Fest, G+exit

A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  Some often-wanted links are recurrent.  Others may be retained a few weeks.  New items are added daily.

News on the MUVEs 

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 in the virtual worlds
  • Support the supporters
  • Hypergrid places
  • Social media
  • Living online
  • Modern education 
  • Writers of the MUVEs 
  • Promotion (general)
  • Radio in the virtual worlds
  • Videos from virtual worlds
  • Web-worlds
  • News sources
  • Visit me on the web
  • Hypergrid tips
  • License
  • Tags: web-world, socialmedia,  virtualworld, MUVEvirtual, hypergrid, interactivestory 
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

2019 EDU Teaching a class in a virtual world (MUVE)? Why you don't want your students to arrive on time.


Teaching a class in a virtual world (MUVE)? 
Why you don't want your students to arrive on time. 

In a MUVE you want to spread arrivals over time to avoid too heavy a load on the server
The Empty Classroom

What happens in a MUVE when students arrive on time?

  • It is not just a line at the door. 
  • It is a big load on the simulator.
  • Check your stats at arrival time.
  • (Firestorm will show your stats. Your Kitely web page will show your stats.)
  • You will get obvious lag if lots of people arrive at the same time.
  • The load can be enough to crash the simulator.
  • You want to spread the arrivals over time.  
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Monday, February 11, 2019

2019 WW: EDU: Instachat in 3DWebWorldz: Text quickly presented on screen


Instachat in 3DWebWorldz:  
Text quickly presented on screen
InstaChat makes for quick communication in 3DWebWorldz.  Makes it easy to ask questions or give information.
 InstaChat controls

  • The InstaChat button toggles the display on and off.
  • When toggled, the display loses its contents.
  • To keep text inside the "bubble," hit ENTER before text runs out of the text bar.
  • To check your display use the mirror button.
  • To try it: 3DWebWorldz
  • 3DWW is social VW. How to start

Sunday, February 10, 2019

2019 WRITE: WW: EDU: Web Writers Workshop, the writers group that meets in your browser.


Web Writers Workshop, 
the writers group that meets  
in your browser.
Writers meeting in a browser. Nothing to download.  Nothing to install.  Use the library's computer.  Chat with other writers.  Try out writing exercises.  Try out interactive fiction.  Try out writing in 3D scenes.  All free.  

Web Writers Workshop schedule


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Saturday, February 9, 2019

2019 COMEDY: January 2019: Lauren's place, Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific


January 2019: Lauren's place,   
Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific
January collection of comedy from Lauren's place:  WyNott,  Catboy, Randy, Synnove

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          Friday, February 8, 2019

          2019 EDU: WW: 3DWebWorldz: Web integration and how to use it


          3DWebWorldz:  
          Web integration 
          and how to use it 

          How 3DWebWorldz , a browser-based three-dimensional place, is integrating its instructional offerings with the rest of the World Wide Web.
          Social media buttons
          on 3DWebWorldz
          • About 85% of US adults use the web.
          • Web-worlds use the web too, running in your browser.
          • Most of that 85% is using social media.
          • Here is how 3DWebWorldz is connecting to social media

          Social medial buttons on 3DWebWorldz

          • Discord: social media for techies--text and voice
          • MeWe: social media for everyone
          • Patreon: support your local web-world
          • YouTube: tutorials for 3DWebWorldz
          • Submit a ticket: when you need help

          Thursday, February 7, 2019

          2019 MUVE update 2/10/2019 Murder for dessert, OpenSim Fest, G+exit


          MUVE update 2/10/2019 
          Murder for dessert, 
          OpenSim Fest, G+exit

          A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  Some often-wanted links are recurrent.  Others may be retained a few weeks.  New items are added daily.

          News on the MUVEs 

          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 in the virtual worlds
          • Support the supporters
          • Hypergrid places
          • Social media
          • Living online
          • Modern education 
          • Writers of the MUVEs 
          • Promotion (general)
          • Radio in the virtual worlds
          • Videos from virtual worlds
          • Web-worlds
          • News sources
          • Visit me on the web
          • Hypergrid tips
          • License
          • Tags: web-world, socialmedia,  virtualworld, MUVEvirtual, hypergrid, interactivestory 
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          Tuesday, February 5, 2019

          2019 WW: Voice problems with Vivox on your grid? Suggestions for plan B


          Voice problems with Vivox on your grid? 
          Suggestions for plan B

          Vivox has demonstrated that it can be out for two weeks or longer.  For educational or most business uses that is a single point of failure.  An alternative is needed.  Some grids may offer fallback options.  Web-worlds can provide a fast fallback with no advance preparation.
          ACRL Virtual World interest group

          Possible voice emergency alternatives to Vivox

          Web-worlds are alternatives

          • 3DWebWorldz
          • CybaLOUNGE
          • You can visit either of these as a guest, without registering.
          • No preparation needed.

          Monday, February 4, 2019

          2018 WW: cybaLOUNGE - Provide a direct link to your region. Bypass the general entry page


          cybaLOUNGE - 
          Provide a direct link to your region. 
          Bypass the general entry page 

          Instructions for giving people a direct web link to your place in Cybalounge-- a web link you can put in social media, websites, or blogs.
          Click the clipboard button
          in the Location Dialog

          Get a direct link to your Cybalounge location

          • Suppose you have a place in Cybalounge and you want to bring people there.  
          • You want an easy way to get them directly to your place.   
          • You don't want to make them go though the main Cybalounge login page.
          • On the web, what you want is a clickable link.  
          • You put it in social media, websites, or blogs. 
          • Here is how to get a clickable link to your place in Cybalounge:
          • Go to your place.  Click the house graphic (bottom line).
          • In the dialog box, click the clipboard button to copy your url to the clipboard. 
          • What do you do with it?  After the break. 
          • Web-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. Summary
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          Sunday, February 3, 2019

          2019 PEOPLE: ART: Opensim Fest Rises in March 2019.


          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?

          Contact 

          Saturday, February 2, 2019

          2019 WW: EDU: Convergence: OpenSim and web-worlds


          Convergence: 
          OpenSim and web-worlds 
          How OpenSim and web-worlds are coming together to produce a better user experience in both places.
          Starting place writer's workshop

          Convergence elements

          • Share social media
          • Share events
          • Gateway
          • OARS
          • Same avatars
          • Shared local chat
          • Shared voice
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          2019 Promo: How to write and use a press release in MUVEs (virtual worlds)


          How to write and use a press release 
          in MUVEs (virtual worlds)


          The need for promotion increases with the loss of G+.  The press release is a good way to get publicity for a special event. 

          • press release can be a good way to get publicity for a special event. 

          A press release can announce

          • An art collection
          • A published book
          • Your place of public interest
          • Your special event
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          Friday, February 1, 2019

          2019 PROMO: RIP G+, time to review your likes and repost strategy


          RIP G+, time to review 
          your likes and repost strategy
          Promotion: Repost strategy as G+ dies off.

          Likes and reposts

          • Likes and reposts are the easiest promotion method you have.
          • They can promote your blog articles.
          • They can promote ideas you find on the web.
          • They can help build your reputation by showing your judgement.

          If you used G+ for reposting target

          • You need a new vehicle
          • You want to diversify into several vehicles.
          • You want the repost convenience of repost buttons on the source page.