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Thursday, May 07, 2015


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Indigo Mertel

There is a glaring omission in your list, Iris: you haven't listed Google+. Many SL users are quite active in Google+ and there are several communities dedicated to SL. It is also the social network where I have the most following, with over 3800 followers compared to the 2300 I have on Twitter and the 1000+ on Facebook.

Lindal Kidd

ALL social networks are creations of Teh Debbil!

Ever Afterr

You're reading my mind, Iris! I'm a long-time SL veteran but also a recently returned newbie, and the marriage of SL and social media is completely new to me. I was disappointed to see that Facebook is abjectly refusing to allow SL residents to main profiles in their avatar names; especially frustrating considering the built-in "share on Facebook" option right in the viewer. But thank you to Indigo for mentioning Google+. That looks like a promising alternative.

Plurk is somewhat of a mystery to me; I've read that it's both essential to bloggers and also something to steer clear of because of drama and cliquishness. Of all the social media sites, that one seems to engender the most divided opinions. Would be really interested in an article dedicated to Plurk specifically, and whether it's recommended for a new resident to dip their toes in, especially if they don't blog and/or if they blog in a niche that doesn't delve into SL fashion.

CronoCloud Creeggan

Plurk is the Drama! I avoid Plurk. I know,I probably shouldn't since so many fashionistas use it, but I don't care for most social networking. As an oldbie, I'm an SLU member, as most oldbies are, but I don't post often.

I do however, love flickr. I think it was Alaska Metropolitan who suggested it to me back in '07, I may have been using Picasa web albums or something before that. She also suggested going "Pro" which I did and was one of the smartest things I ever did. Well worth the $25 a year. While Flickr eliminated pro accounts, those who were Pro can stay Pro at the same price, which gives us ad-free flickr and other benefits at a lower price than the current ad-free price.

Adeon Writer

Not sending fresh meat toward SLU? It's a great filter for who will make it in SL anyways. :P

Smoked Hamlet & Eggs

Dunno? maybe a few big ones left out?

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Canary Beck

Facebook's real names policy does not extend to Facebook Pages. However, as I found out, it's awfully isolated running a Facebook Page without an profile page to manage it. You will only see your Page interactions and very little else, and are limited in how much you can interact with the wider Facebook world when you can see it.

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