‘Ties that bind 2.0′
We have been set a project with the brief is to present a collaborative project on the theme ‘Ties that bind 2.0′ keeping in mind our online persona, linkages and online relationships. http://virtualenvironmentsmodule.wordpress.com/ (October 18, 2012)
Our group – Inish, Seranox, B.ro, and Ace.
So far the hardest part of this has been linking up with everyone on a day and time that suits all of us. so far we have had two meetings out side of class. The first around the campfire smoking ‘strange’ cigarettes that B.ro passed out! we used this meeting to get to know each other a little better, the skills we have, and what experience we have. It took me a long long time to learn to do the basics in second life, and I am amazed at how quickly the rest of the group are learning. I spent time watching the ‘how to’ video tutorials for example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9YfYlJWBs4&feature=related (22/07/2012) but the others just seem to ‘click and learn’! We worked on updating our second life profiles including a ‘hot shot’ of Seranox for his profile picture.Seranox first Avatar
The next meeting we prearranged at the end of the class. I thought would it would be fun to hold on a ship. The purpose of this meeting was to decide which social network the group would all join with our avatars. Having listened to John O’Connor / Acuppa Tae’s experience of his real life and virtual life merging I realised how linked up all these sites really are. Having had pretty basic use of social media before taking this course, I was happy to to go with the suggestion of the rest of the group.
The meeting went something like this …………. “everyone cool with fb?” I dug deep wondering who this fb could be, a new student? a visitor to the sim that I couldn’t see? Then in dawned on me “Facebook ” of course! looks like I am back in the ranks of ‘noob’s when it comes to social media!
All this discussion took place on a ship being sailed through the linden waters. As we crossed a sim border http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Sim (modified 26/07/20120 my avatar got ripped from the deck and thrown over a couple of sims. Better to have meetings on Terra fir-ma in future I think!
minuets of last part of meeting
Inish phew! I made it!
Ace: What happened to you? lol
Inish : I got torn off the ship and landed miles away! was spinning like a top lol
AceRegan: Ah I see! haha
b.RO ): at least your safe now
Inish so facebook it is??
Ace: I’m thinking so
b.RO: yeah i think so
Ace: Does it just have to be your own avatar or our group?
b.RO : or both?
[13:33] TSS Manxman: Deploying kedge anchor right
Inish : ok when you make yours , search for Inish Karu and add me
AceRegan: Will do!
Inish : wow bob you are picking up speed there!
cybob Balazic: Always smoother out here
Inish : you two make pretty awsome pirates! did ya try the guns? left ckick them to fire
Inish Karu: YAY!!! We’re doomed!!
b.RO ): fires away Inish Karu: laughing
Inish Karu: ace dont forget to add us all on facebook
b.RO : alright, see ya ace!
Ace: Will do!
The main reason Facebook was chosen was that all were familiar with the site and that it was easy to set up. Or so we thought.
Soon found out that Facebook wouldn’t accept b.RO as a name! seems that Facebook is strict about your name and assumes you don’t exist unless you have a solid first and second name. Wonder where that leave ‘The Artist Formerly Known as Prince?’ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002239/bio (modified 31/10/2012) b.RO found a way around the problem and the group have now joined Facebook. I found this blog on the subject of interest http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2011/05/facebook-deleting-second-life-avatar-profiles.html (23/05/2011)
The most important thing I have learned from this exercise, is that social networking and virtual worlds are linked, using a quote on keeping a diary – from the wisest woman I know… my mum
If you don’t want someone to see it, then don’t put it on paper!
until next time