I was just handed an article in today’s Wall Street Journal titled “A Job Interview You Don’t Have to Show Up For.” Apparently some big companies are experimenting with holding interviews in Second Life!! Personally, I think it’s a bit silly – but I guess I can see the merits if the job is for a programmer or tech savvy person. But on Second Life, job seekers who are less [ Read More ]
Archive for the ‘Second Life’ Category
Chad at Library Voice pointed out the Second Life Travel Guide on Wired. I did a quick look through and the library isn’t listed It’s a neat guide – if you can actually log in – which I still can’t do).
Most of you have probably heard about the security problems at Second Life – but have you had problems getting back in? I have. When I was prompted to reset my password the form was unable to load my secret question. This left 2 options open to me. 1 – I could list 3 friends (first & last names) – yeah right. 2 – I could enter how much Linden [ Read More ]
That’s right the Second Life Library crew has written a feature article for Serious Game Source. If you still haven’t read about this project, here’s a good overview of what’s being done. I haven’t been as active lately as I should be, but the more people that are involved the better!
I just read on the business2blog that Amazon is informally working on a way to let people open shops in Second Life and sell real goods. Some engineers at Amazon are informally working on linking Amazon’s APIs to the virtual world Second Life. If that were to happen, it would mean that Second Lifers could then open up virtual shops selling real-world goods (via Amazon).
Did you know that screenshots weren’t allowed on Flickr? I just read over at Tombrarian about a Wired article on this very topic. The article focuses mostly on Second Life screenshots not showing up in the public areas (like search results) – which would very annoying for the SL Library 2.0 people (including me).
From OPAL-Online: Thursday, June 15, 2006: Alliance Library System Online Innovation Institute Library 2.0 Extravaganza! Speaker: Michael Stephens, Writer/Trainer/Teacher/Creator of the Tame the Web Blog This special event is sponsored by the Alliance Online Innovation Institute. Cost: Free for all Alliance Library System members; $25.00 for all other registrants. When you sign up you will be given the opportunity to select a payment option. Create an account to register online [ Read More ]
I am right now attending my very first meeting in the Library 2.0 in Second Life. It’s a meeting about what we want the library to be and how we can make it that. The discussion started with the wish for us to be able to co-browse in SL so that we can show people where to find resources online – which makes sense – but isn’t possible yet. Now [ Read More ]
My Second Life Avatar Originally uploaded by talia679. I finally signed up for Second Life. I wanted to check out the Library 2.0 in the game. It was really amazing! I was part of the beta testing for Second Life when the game first came out – after the beta was over I didn’t play anymore – I had my own property and had a bunch of money – but [ Read More ]
A little while ago I posted about how I wasn’t sure how Second Life could be used by libraries – apparently OPAL and the Alliance Library System have come up with a way: Alliance Library System and OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) are pleased to announce that selected OPAL programs will soon be offered in the online virtual reality game Second Life. Book discussions, training sessions, and other programs [ Read More ]