This coming Sunday is Second Life's official 10th anniversary, and I'll be writing a lot about that soon, and what that means to me. But I also want to write about what it means to you, good reader, so please share: In all the time you've been logging into Second Life, what's been your most important experience there? Please share in Comments, and I'll highlight my favorites in posts next week. (So be sure to include your SL username and links/SLurls, for credit.)
And since I'm asking, I'll start first:
A bit more than 10 years ago, only a few days after logging into Second Life for the first time, I met an avatar who was a tall sleek woman in shades, who had made a steel and glass mansion on the side of a hill overlooking the sea. Her name was Catherine Omega, and as she mentioned to me (totally in passing, like it was no big deal), she had made this virtual dream house of hers while she was actually homeless in real life, squatting in an abandoned apartment building with no running water, let alone working Internet. That became this post, "Home for the Homeless". And because she was one of the very first people I met in Second Life, I was pretty sure right then that I'd stumbled into the best story I would ever write about. And her mansion was just the start of the story, because I wrote about how she turned her SL talents into a RL job that helped get her a material home of her own -- something I explain in my book too. A book that changed my life in all kinds of ways. For instance, it's one key reason I'm writing this post with the Beijing skyline below me.
So 10 years later, here I am, still writing about it whenever I can. How about you, what was the signature memory that helps keep you here?
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