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Ann Otoole

Suggestion: Put all this in a public google calendar.

Via

I have had this event list as a Google Calendar feed for several months - Rik Riel kindly set it up a while back. It works well -- at least once a week it conveniently clues me in to some of the best "artistic, cultural, scientific, political, creative, and/or educational" events around.

It's a very easy process to add it:

Go to your Google Calendar if you have one http://www.google.com/calendar/render# Then click Settings ... the "Calendars" tab ... then click the "Add calendar" button on bottom.
Search for "Rik's Second Life Event Picks"
Click OK. Done. If checked, all of Lanna's current event picks will now show up on your main calendar. You can toggle them on and off with one click.

On clicking an event you will see a What, When, Where, and Description right from your calendar,

Suggestion for Lanna: add a Slurl to each Google Calendar event description when possible. As it is now, the "map" link to the right of the "Where" field mistakenly tries to locate Second Life on a Google Map. A Slurl teleport link would help users avoid cutting and pasting, and that would be a beautiful thing.

Until Linden Labs gets with Google to integrate the Second Life map with Google Maps (an intriguing concept -- see this GTA IV google map: http://grandtheftauto.ign.com/maps/1/Liberty-City-Map ), Slurls are the only way to get directly from a web page to the virtual world location.

Seamless integration with Google Maps would make the virtual world that much more accessible to web users, and I think it would drive some serious traffic to SL.

thanks, Lanna, for your labor of love :)

Viajero Pugilist

LL has long posted their inworld office hours on GCal: http://www.google.com/calendar/hosted/lindenlab.com/embed?src=publicevents%40lindenlab.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles

They also may be creating a "Public Events" GCal feed as well, which I would really appreciate: http://www.massively.com/2008/06/17/linden-public-events-calendar-announced-then-pulled/

Viajero Pugilist

Arrggh, here are the above links in a usable form:

Linden office hours calendar: http://tinyurl.com/49dx4e
Post on "Public Events" calendar feed: http://tinyurl.com/6pufjd

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