NWN Open Forum: Share Weekend Events & Whatever Else

Events, blogs, Flickr streams, YouTube videos -- if it has a link, I'd love to see it in Comments. (And possibly feature them right here on the front page!)

What SL & VR Blogs and Flickr Streams Should I Blog?

Blogger Friday at New World Notes, and I'm taking suggestions: Something new, something spectacular, something thought provoking. Please post links and a little description in Comments. And yes, self-promotion is totes cool.

New World Notes' New Year's Open Forum: Post Your VR/Virtual World Predictions & Resolutions Here!

Hope everyone had a long and lovely New Year's weekend. To start 2016 right, let's open up the floor with VR/VW-related predictions and resolutions. I'll start first to prime the pump:

  • Prediction: One of the big magazines or news outlets which prominently hyped virtual reality (New York Times, Time, etc) in the last few years will publish a negative, anti-hype feature.
  • Resolution: I resolve to make New World Notes a seasoned counter-point to VR hype that's cited in one of those features.

Top Ps & Ps from readers featured next week! Remember, the more specific the prediction or resolution, the better.

Post Second Life Holiday Shopping & Event Tips Here

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New World Notes is winding down the year with holiday shopping and events (along with some Best Of lists), so please feel free to promote your favorite festivities and shopping ideas here -- include links, especially to the Marketplace or at least map locations!

New World Notes' Thanksgiving Week Open Forum

We can do this the easy way... or my way.

Thanks to all my New World Notes readers and your passionate, opinionated and (generally) civil conversations in Comments. Who and what are you thankful for?

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What Did You Learn in SL That Helped You in RL?

Reddit Second Life RL learning

Interesting /SecondLife thread, "What have you learned from Second Life (that has helped you in real life?)" with a lot of unexpected answers. This one, from Lewis Luminos, jumped out at me:

I have learned to appreciate stylish clothes (and how to find them on a budget, even in RL).

... because come to think of it, I think I've expanded my own range of actual clothing styles a bit based on all those SL fashion blogs/Flickr streams over the years. Other answers run deeper, such as:

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Open Forum: Share Info & Updates on Events, Memorials & Other Tributes to the Victims of Paris' Terror Attacks

Second Life terror attacks memorial

It's always a bit surreal to run a virtual world/VR blog when so much of our attention is focused on atrocities that are all too real. With Second Life's recreation of Paris still being swamped by well-wishers, here's an open forum to discuss other events, memorials, and tributes to the Paris attacks going on throughout SL. Please share in Comments.

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Mid-Week Open Forum: Say Anything About VR, AR or SL

And yes, that can also mean saying something about the metaverse etc. that's self-promotional.

What SL Blogs & Flickr Streams Should NWN Blog?

Something new, something spectacular, something thought provoking. Please post links and a little description in Comments. And yes, self-promotion is fine.

Update, 10/30: Open forum bumped up for more suggestions!

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If You're Live Streaming SL on YouTube Gaming, I Want to Feature You on New World Notes (Maybe)

Second Life Kinect motion capture Streaming

I was serious when I wrote that YouTube Gaming's live streaming service is just about the coolest way to feature SL content right now. And I want to showcase as many live streams as I can on this blog, so we can all watch together. So if you're planning to stream soon, please post your channel link in Comments below, plus the day, time, and the subject you plan to stream. Live building is an obvious contender for cool content, as is live music/events. I'm also biased towards "Let's Play"-type run-throughs of various SL games, but I'm open to all manner of inventive wacky fun.

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