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The State of Play: Law, Games, and Virtual Worlds (Ex Machina: Law, Technology, and Society) (9780814799727): Jack Balkin, Beth Simone Noveck: Books

Amazon.com: The State of Play: Law, Games, and Virtual Worlds (Ex Machina: Law, Technology, and Society) (9780814799727): Jack Balkin, Beth Simone Noveck: Books (The State of Play: Law, Games, and Virtual Worlds (Ex Machina: Law, Technology, and Society)...

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From Honour McMillan: Building Community in Second Life, or Not

From Honour McMillan: Building Community in Second Life, or Not | Chat chats back | Scoop.it

Honour McMillan writes:

>> You may have seen this post ( http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Inworld/Help-Us-Celebrate-Second-Life-s-9th-Birthday/ba-p/1488731. )   If you were confused about the underlying message allow me to clarify – there is no central SL9B event scheduled this year.  ... 

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It comes across as sheer lack of interest to me, and yet another incident of encouraging their consumers to become their staff, not only without pay, but even making them pay to work!

 

So we're supposed to "host" parties for the people we pay to have the land we're hosting the party on...

So we are encouraged to spend hours creating content we can't adequately protect, save, download, or even keep if we get behind on our tier, and we're supposed to market that content ourselves -- all in the name of wishing a Happy Birthday to the landlords that we can't even get on the telephone when the water line bursts...

 

I'm with Honour.  This kind of thing is ridiculous

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Chatelaine Derryth's comment, April 18, 2012 7:46 PM
It comes across as sheer lack of interest to me, and yet another incident of encouraging their consumers to become their staff, not only without pay, but by making them pay to work for them!

So we're supposed to "host" parties for the people we pay to have the land we're hosting the party on... So we are encouraged to spend hours creating content we can't adequately protect, save, download, or even keep if we get behind on our tier, and we're supposed to market that content ourselves -- all in the name of wishing a Happy Birthday to the landlords that we can't even get on the telephone when the water line bursts... I'm with Honour.
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from PrimPerfect: Fail, but not an Epic Fail? So where are all the leading Residents?

from PrimPerfect: Fail, but not an Epic Fail? So where are all the leading Residents? | Chat chats back | Scoop.it

"One thing that I wonder is … how deeply engaged are the new Residents? They’ve been here getting on for eighteen months now and yet …

Where are the top content creators who have the surname Resident?"

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Chatelaine Derryth's comment, March 6, 2012 12:23 PM
Has anyone done a formal survey of SL Residents to find out how long it takes them to learn enough to successfully enter the economy? I know that I have been in SL for more than 2 years now, and I am only JUST starting to feel comfortable with BASIC scripting, primming, etc. etc. (and as everyone on the Builder’s Brewery list knows, I make myself obnoxiously visible when I need help, pushing casual chatters over to the Speakeasy list so I can keep the group window open and learn more the whole time I’m online).

I think most ppl join SL not to make money, but to escape or to learn or to play or because they have to for work or school. Once they get here, they begin to understand that EVERYTHING around them is something that they could make for themselves.

That is a mind-blowing and ground-breaking concept, and it’s one that like, the first time you really understand that you can look up any freaking recipe you want on the Internet and that you’ll never HAVE to buy a cookbook again, –, — Like the first time you switch your viewer to wireframe. Well, that’s (S)Life-changing.

But when does that creator-potential awareness happen for most people? I think it happened for me about 4 months after I was in. But I was using SL for school and for work and to maintain a long-distance relationship::: who has time to build or take extra classes?

So I think the question has to be asked in the context of time as well as name. This would be a fascinating issue to watch on Marketplace, IF the data generated could be read as meaningful, but it will take significant time until the last name of Resident replaces all of our previous ones. Our generation will have to die out before the younger ones take its place.

Maybe some day, the Lindens will provide a way to transfer accounts, and the creators will be able to sell their whole deal, lock, stock, and barrel, to the newer Residents to continue their line.
But do we really want newer Arcadia Asylum? Do we really want Mesh Eric Linden trees?

ANYway. So look soon for my new tshirt shop on Marketplace. I actually have a few ideas. But I had to see what was here first in order to make a good business idea for here. And I had to be in-world a couple of years for that to happen.

So do we have any stats on this?
Thanks as always to PrimPerfect for such a wonderful article.
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From Pat Mitchell via HuffingtonPost - Skoll Lesson Five: Transmedia Storytelling Is a Key Skill for People Who Want to Change the World

From Pat Mitchell via HuffingtonPost - Skoll Lesson Five: Transmedia Storytelling Is a Key Skill for People Who Want to Change the World | Chat chats back | Scoop.it

Wendy Levy's video reminds "us that visual, iterative beauty and collaboration are key to solid transmedia storytelling."


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from Tateru Nino: No more quarterly or annual Second Life economy reports, says Lab

from Tateru Nino: No more quarterly or annual Second Life economy reports, says Lab | Chat chats back | Scoop.it
You might be wondering where the Q4 2011/Full-year 2011 Second Life economy figures are. Sure, they’re late, but it isn’t unusual for them to be very late for Q4 and Q1.
Well, those reports are discontinued.

 

Tateru Nino makes the most important point to me near the end, when co says, "Once upon a time, this was a company that was prouder of its fumbling attempts at transparency (though its successes in that area were limited and few), or of its successes in any other area of the business/Second Life."

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