Second Life's new Twitter-esque web profiles are a good idea, but with Google+, may be a social network too far. Here's some SL blogger's blogging their reactions to it:
- Alicia Chenaux has a tutorial on adjusting your profile notifications.
- Strawberry Singh has a well-thought out Profile features wish list.
- Penny Patton has a very good analysis/design document for improving profiles. Hey, beer-drinking Lindens reading this blog: Be sure to read this. Excerpt:
I would turn Avatar Profiles into a cross between a Facebook/Google+ profile and a personal website, with the focus on SL community more than offline identity. You'd have the About tab which included a brief profile, interests tags, a website link, a marketplace link and a "home" spot where you could place a "pick" for your home or other significant SL location like a favourite hangout spot.
I'd add a "Friends" tab or similarly named for you to list people significant to you. These "Friend Picks" would include their profile image, a screenshot of your choosing, their name (click on to go to their profile) and whatever sort of description you add to the pick. I'd also add a "Calendar" tab which, depending on your privacy settings, showed events you posted, had RSVPed for, or were being hosted by groups you were in or on land featured in your Picks tab. You would receive notifications on group events, land events and could be invited to events by friends. From that notice you could choose to RSVP and add it to your calendar with optional reminders as the event drew near.