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Thursday, August 06, 2015

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Caitlin Tobias

I have the same sort of stats on my blog.
And do the same myself.
Mostly because I tend to read blogs and websites when I am not able to be in inworld (e.g. when having a break at work).
When I am inworld, I usually do not browse blogs, but..: I am inworld, using the SLURLs I have saved earlier in the day.

Paypabak Writer

I think Caitlyn has the key to the difference. Typically I'm reading blogs about SL because I don't have access, so what would be the point? I do save urls and slurls. Often the url is saved to get to the slurl to click into SL, so I am an atypical visitor according to your findings.

Ciaran Laval

I would imagine it's an environment issue but it will be interesting to see what happens when Project Sansar gets going as there's talk about links on websites there.

Pathfinder

I agree with Caitlin.

When I see an interesting SLURL, I never click it. I copy it to a note on my desktop.

Then when I'm inworld, I paste it into chat and then click on it in my chat history.

Sounds clunky when I describe it, but the process works well for me. I wonder if anyone else does this.

Kim Anubis

Like you, Pathfinder, I copy and paste links into chat rather than clicking them. I read on an iPad, and paste SLURLs into a doc in Dropbox (via the Drafts app) for when I fire up the desktop.

Caitlin Tobias

@pathfinder, I use an app for it, Evernote, to collect stuffs from websites during the day - including SLURL's I may be interested in, for later use.

So to conclude ppl do not visit or use LM's in blogs but rather go to website is a bit harsh.
I think we do, but use blogs/sites and links appropriate to the time we have. For me, when reading and catching up with sites and blogs, it is usually when I am not able to go inworld, hence:I do not click links that will bring up a TP,m but I do click on links to other blogs/sites.
There is a time and a place to click on stuff. SLURL's are of no use when I cannot actually login Inworld.

Orca Flotta

Mhm, I do it like Caitlin and Pathfinder as well. No, actually I don't take any LMs and URLs at all. I'm extremely careful to not mix up my SL online time and my normal surfing time. When I'm inworld I kinda refuse to open my browser, simple because I have no time for boring stuff like reading blogs. Got a second life to live there, dammit! So in the morning I start my dawn patrol, reading websites and blogs, watching YT vids and checking on Failblog and 9gag, Kotaku, Anime News Network, Pirate Bay and other sites. And later, once I'm through with my patrol I log into world and sometimes, should I remember a sim name or something I read about earlier, I go there and do a couple snapshots. That's basically it.

Orca Flotta

@ Caitlin: Exactly! I'm surfing the web as well when I don't intent to log in world, so logically I don't click on a TP. We all know since years that Hamlet's SL usage differs vastly from the usual user experience and he probably hasn't spent 1/10 of the time in world you or me have raked up over the years. NWN is but one stop on my daily patrol, there are more sites waiting to be read and checked. Can't TP off into world right in the middle of my daily routine. Right now, after I'm through with NWN, there is Ziki and Berry and Daniel and Natascha and Harper and Nalates and Honour and Dale and all the other usual SL blogger suspects waiting for my visit. Oh, and of course Orca's grab bag of a bloggy, that I'd check daily if I wasn't the fuxn editor myself and if it wasn't so special and so ... dumb. ;)

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