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Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Marianne McCann

Isn't it a bit off to assume that because the popular images on one website focus on places of beauty rather than decay that the rural spots are the "most popular?" I'm just saying, but it feels like a bit of a logic leap.

Hamlet Au

Not just images, Koinup's popularity tracks via SLurl clickthroughs.

Harper Ganesvoort

If you want proof, just look how popular America's national parks are; so popular and beloved that, at times, they're in danger of being loved to death, to borrow from (I believe) an old National Geographic article. If we don't live in quiet, rural areas, we're frequently hankering to get away into such surroundings, for a week or two at least.

Tateru Nino

I click through a lot of SLURLs - but I don't teleport to the site more than 1 in 30 or 1 in 40 times.

Mostly what I want to do is see the site on the map. Call me peculiar, but there it is.

Koinup Burt

@Tateru
if you click the slurls (on Koinup) below the slideshow, you're teleported in the main hub of the region. While if you're interested in the specific spot, you must click the image and then click on the slurl below the single image.

Nova Dyszel

perhaps 'artistically' most popular in some sense, but in any event...

I love the rural spaces, the wastelands, of all sorts.

In part I love to take photos in those places with no obvious commercial activity, no out of theme items, no contrasting neighbours visible, and very artistically designed. While those criteria do lead me to love some of the cybersims like SIC and Insilico, they also favour some of the more rural and landscape focussed creative work, such as that of AM Radio and others.

shameless plug: Sunday my new exhibit The Virtual Prairie: sl photo art, opens at artRIOT gallery, celebration Jan 24 12noon slt. everyone welcome :)

Buddy Winsmore

Great Article, there also a SL Group Called "Our Virtual Green Builders" that have a FlikR group where members can post photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/ourgreenvirtualworld/

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