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the ideal social network – sad no more nights in a bar… itsClickable

Thomas Crampton, International Herald Tribune, about the social network as digital friend – from a European point of view.

“The ideal social network should work as a computer-enhanced friend that suggests people you ought to know,” said Lars Hinrichs, the founder of the Xing social network, based in Hamburg. “Networks are filled with people who would be connected to one another if they knew their own common interests.

We are moving towards a project economy where people operate as free agents and have less reliance on companies,” Hinrichs said. “In this environment, networks will become the tool for linking people.

In such an environment, the value of social networks rises over time, Hinrichs added, since their members would be vital for involvement in future projects.

The need to control your Google profile and digital identity will only grow over time,” Hinrichs said. “The value of networks will also increase.”

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What is Second Life – Philip Rosedale & Cory Onedrejka – itsReal

I came across this video (runs smoothly on my new MacBook) which runs for One Hour so sit back and relax and See what Second Life is all about !

Since its recording, Second Life now runs on 4400 + servers (250,000 sq kilometers) and the economy generates about USD 40 Million + per month.

TIPS on Creating a business in Second Life are a plenty.

I think Cory only wears Stripped Shirts…

The Video contains alot of GEEK talk, sorry but the audience is responsible for the Questions. Search in SL has always been a problem, even today at the latest Nexus 2007 Event (which was awesum) Cory is still looking for a talented search expert, applications are still open for a SEARCH guru, contact Cory direct.

You can be Killed in Second Life…Only virtually…and unlike the Real world you don’t loose everything, now that sounds Awesum. Second Life has stringent Parental Controls, so breath EASY parents. Also try to stay away from the CORNFIELD, it’s SL’s penal colony where u get sent if you misbehave in SL.

For budding singers, Live Music is available in SL every night…via shoutcast technology, singers collect tips and sell CD’s…a homeless person (with friends that have broadband) raised money to get a new apartment…

Final Comment: After viewing the video, any doubts you have about whether SL is here to stay will be completely erased…Second Life is an emerging new WORLD which is setting the landscape for unimaginable opportunities and freedom – itsReal

Video Source: Google Video

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Second Life: A Place to Make Lives – itsReal

Imagine…….. being suddenly able to walk, to communicate, to work and to socialize, not only locally but globally. That is how life has become for a new friend of mine through the Reality of Second Life.

Below is Niels first English article, the full entry can be found at the link below
There is more than just the ability to walk

Written by Niels Schuddeboom
Monday, 02 April 2007

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Technology has changed my life and it still does. Without my computer, I wouldn’t have been able to write or work. The machine gives me the ability to communicate and let my creative juices flow. It is making it possible to function on the same level as others and to get equally rewarded for it.

Since mid-2006 I’m walking around in the virtual world of Second Life. Literally being able to walk is a very strange experience for someone using a wheelchair in real life for more than 20 years now. Though I won’t let SL jeopardize my real-life social life, I really have to say it is beneficial to walk. In real life, many people tend to think that I’m mentally retarded, in second life I can’t be judged by my wheels, as long as I don’t use a wheelchair. As soon as I do, mechanisms of social interaction work exactly the same.

Before I will explain what I find most interesting about Second Life, I would like to take the opportunity to react to some of the criticism of the past months, which is in my opinion mainly based on ignorance. Many people say Second Life is a dull and slow experience, with bad graphics and such. They call it an unhealthy hype. Well, in some ways, they are right. But every hype comes with unhealthy side effects and we all tend to forget that the system is in its infancy just like the Internet of today once was. There once was a time without images and video-sharing services, and there once was a time that we all called people using the Web ‘nerds without social habits’. M

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Virtual Worlds – A Positive MTV & Pepsi Report from CNET News

MTV goes ‘4D’ with virtual-worlds push

At N.Y. marketing conference, the cable network touted its game plan for melding content from MTV shows with fully 3D virtual worlds.

By Daniel Terdiman
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: March 29, 2007, 4:00 AM PDT

NEW YORK–It already has one of the most valuable brand names in television. Now MTV is hoping it can repeat that success as a marketing leader in virtual worlds.

That was the cable giant’s message during a three-part keynote address Wednesday morning at the Virtual Worlds 2007 conference here.

The company is calling its new cross-platform strategy “4D.” Essentially, the approach will attempt to combine content from MTV Networks’ television shows with fully 3D virtual worlds and then put it all through a feedback loop in which people can interact with TV personalities and create content that becomes part of the shared experience.

“We really believe that this is going to profoundly change the ways that brands like MTV interact with their audience,” said Matt Bostwick, senior vice president for franchise development at MTV Networks’ Music Group. “There’s no tight storyline you’re following. It’s an open experience.”

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who Believes in the FUTURE of Virtual Worlds ? Opportunity to collabrate… itsReal

What has Second Life, there.com and WhyVille started ?

What is your perception of the reality which this LEAP in technology offers ?

I invite you to contact me as together, like minded people can create their own realities. You must be passionate for a collaboration to evolve.

Email me apglobal at gmail dot com

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Singapore Event: NEXUS 2007 – 24th March – Check out the Awesum Agenda

Below is the Agenda for Nexus 2007 – I am absolutely attending this event, the fee is only $15.00 but look at the lineup.

For more Details and Online Registration visit www.nevus2007.com

Opening Address: Disruption, Opportunity and Innovation

0900 Nathan Torkington, O’Reilly Radar, Perl Foundation Board
Nat Torkington hails from O’Reilly, the very company which coined the term “Web 2.0″. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on technology trends that really matter and in turn spurring their adoptions. Nat is a long time pioneer in the technology space, having chaired the O’Reilly Open Source Convention and other O’Reilly conferences for over a decade. He co-wrote the best-selling Perl Cookbook and was one of the founding O’Reilly Radar bloggers. Few people are as plugged in as he is to the Web and open source community.Given Nat and O’Reilly’s long time track record in spotting disruptive changes in the technological arena and being at the forefront of it all, we have asked Nat to give us a primer on how the technological landscape has changed in the past few years and how innovators can constantly stay on top of it all.

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Introducing…BlurbMe.com – itSreal

It is amazing how a simple question can uncover so much…

…after being speed around Senotosa on Todd Murray’s (founder of activedeals.com) pride and joy BOAT I asked someone what they did, and proudly the revealed they are behind the blurbme.com website.

Upon arriving home I checked out blurbme.com and what an awesum site. Upon registering you are able to login and review a restaurant, nitelife venue or spa & beauty salon. Currently only available for Singapore but wow how it makes life easier deciding where you want to go and live it up a little. The reviews are done by you or me so they are REAL reviews. I did a quick test and found a restaurant which I think is a cool idea but falls badly on service and most important of all – the food. As with my opinion the reviewer also thinks the place should take a close look at what they are offering. Can you guess which restaurant I am bloggin about, check out www.blurbme.com and send me your answer. (Hint, I am an Australian)

Well Done to the founders of BLURBME …you have an awesum site !!!

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