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Second Life Retains Adult Content – STRICTLY

Dear Second Life Resident,

As Second Life continues to grow, it’s essential that we serve the needs of our worldwide community by striking the right balance between maintaining the diversity of user-generated content and providing ways for each resident to control what they do and see while inworld.

So, after six months of research and gathering feedback, we’ve now implemented a new policy around adult content. The gist of this policy is that general content and adult content will now be more clearly separated, and residents will be given enhanced levels of control over their personal experiences.

Our goal, as always, is to continue making Second Life better for everyone. We’ve included more detailed information in the links below, and if you have any questions or comments after reading please let us know.

Your Linden Lab Team

How do you define adult content?
Where is the adult content going?
How do I avoid adult content?
How do I verify my account?
What is Zindra?
Adult Content wiki page
Knowledge Base FAQ

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On Sept 18th the Australian band SpaceJunky will have a big celebration at Planet 7 on SpaceJunky Island.

The whole sim has been redesigned as a beautiful  floating crystal city and SpaceJunky will perfom a concert at the main stage at 7pm. (SLT 7am SG time)

Planet 7 - Crystal City SpaceJunky Island

There will be other events that night too, and special freebies from the stores, including fashion designs exclusive to the island from Bare Rose and Solanges.

For more info about the event go to their blog
www.spacejunkyinsl.blogspot.com or join their group Alpha Crew of SpaceJunky inworld.


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Special Guest – MTV VJ Joko Winterscheidt in virtual Berlin

Special Guest – MTV VJ Joko Winterscheidt in virtual Berlin

Premiere: German Garment launch party at virtual Weekend Club – Live DJ set meets fashion show.

Berlin, 1 September 2009Twinity, the world’s first mirror world made of real people and real places, is hosting a music meets fashion event on Friday, 4 September in collaboration with German newcomer fashion label German Garment. German Garment is celebrating the launch of its first collection in virtual Berlin in Twinity. And what better place for a party than Berlin’s legendary Weekend Club.twinity logo

German Garment is a Berlin-based fashion label founded by actor Matthias Schweighöfer, MTV VJ Joko Winterscheidt, Berlin designer Kilian Kerner, and Sebastian Radlmeier, better known as DJ Sebrok and founder of the music label PASO Music, who teamed up to produce fresh, urban design that is completely ‘Made in Germany’. The result is German Garment, which recently premiered at the Berlin Fashion Week. The musical accompaniment to the show will be provided by DJ Sebrok, who will be manning the decks and spinning his trademark dark techno sounds across Weekend Club. During the whole show, DJ Sebrok and VJ Joko will be hanging out in person to chat and answer all your questions.


The first German Garment t-shirts will hit the shops in February; the online-shop on www.germangarment.com will be online from 3 October. Twinity members have the chance to be ahead of the crowd: Three t-shirts from the new collection, exclusively signed by Matthias Schweighöfer, are up for grabs in Twinity! And all Twinizens who come along on the night can get their hands on a free virtual German Garment t-shirt for their avatar.

What? German Garment launch party

Where? Weekend Club in virtual Berlin

When? Friday, 4 September from 18:00 CET

The virtual world Twinity is currently in public Beta. Register for free membership at www.twinity.com and start exploring the world today.

Information about Metaversum and Twinity:

Metaversum develops and operates the 3D mirror world Twinity. The vision behind Twinity is to bring the real and the virtual world closer together by building realistic replicas of the world’s most vibrant cities in 3D. Berlin and Singapore have already launched in Twinity, with London set to follow soon. Twinity members can create a personal avatar, explore real cities virtually, move into a 3D home, chat with friends, work, get creative, or just have fun together.

Twinity offers businesses new ways of engaging with real people in real virtual cities. Through virtual shops and branded presences, inworld ad campaigns, product placements, and real and virtual sponsored events, Twinity lets you enter into a genuine, emotive dialog with your target group. Twinity is currently in public Beta and open for business. Founded in July 2006 and financed by leading venture capital firms, Metaversum has offices in Berlin, Singapore, Kiev, and Potsdam. More information can be found at www.metaversum.com and www.twinity.com.

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In a WORLD’S 1st Virtual Singapore launched in conjunction with Singapore’s National Day Celebrations

In a WORLD’S 1st Virtual Singapore launched last evening in conjunction with Singapore’s National Day Celebrations – live streaming of the nation’s REAL parade streamed into virtual singapore and around the world via twinity… will your city be next to join the twinity metaverse – will your city be able to reach to those not at home so that they may too enjoy your celebrations via twinity, as if at home – itsReal

check out : http://facebook.com/Virtual.Singapore


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5 Ways Traditional Media Companies are Using Online Video

Some clues for Local Media companies across Asia Pacific !

Woody Lewis is a Social Media Strategist and web Architect. He authors a blog at woodylewis.com about social media strategy for newspapers.

Online video is standard fare on many web sites. Businesses use video to drive marketing and communications, customer care, staff training, and many other processes. They have also put pressure on traditional media companies by embedding more ads in online video content, effectively shrinking traditional marketing budgets. What about the media companies themselves? How do they use online video, and which companies are seeing results that can potentially impact their business, and the public’s perception of them?Below are five examples of traditional media companies using online video to adapt to the changing new media landscape.

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2009/07/31/traditional-media-online-video/

Check out emerging Virtual Worlds Web TV Startup Life-On-Line From Australia – g’day Mr Cropper

Singapore celebrates its national day soon and the party happens in the virtual worlds too as Twinity marks the launch of ‘virtual’ Singapore. We chat with Twinity’s co-founder on Life On Line www.life-on-line.tv.

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Win tickets to NDP rehearsals from Twinty

Twinity have 3 pairs of tickets to be won for the NDP Rehearsals 2009 – To win simply Register at http://twinity.com/en/singapore, download & install the twinity client. Next head into “orchard virtual” located at “lion city” take a snapshot or postcard. Upload this image to our fanpage on facebook.


Final Step: Send an email to andrew @ metaversum.com, and you will be in the draw for tickets to the NDP 2009 rehearsals. 2 pairs for July 25th and 1 pair for August 1st rehearsals. – Don’t Delay !!

NOTE: Existing twinity members are eligible to enter but they must send an email as requested above. Contests open to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents or valid Work Permit holders. Winners will be selected by random draw and notified by email.

Virtual Singapore gets ready to host Singapore celebrations for the world’s 1st National Day Parade in a Virtual World – twinity – watch this video.

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The Social Media Bible in Second Life

This is an interview by Lon Safko the coauthor of The Social Media Bible published by John Wiley & Sons with Mark Kingdon the CEO of Linden Labs the creators of Second Life – posted on Youtube November 2008

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Peak Look: APLINK’s new Home Office in Twinity – itsReal

Anna, my Interior Designer takes you on a video virtual tour of my new Home Office in Twinity – Check out the Mirror Action – The mirrors Reflect what is happening as Anna walks up to them, thanks Anna for making my virtual space a reflecti0n of my real world –very cool this metaversum virtual world.

If you would like a FREE premium apartment/condo in Virtual Singapore visit this link:


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orchard virtual NDP 2009 virtual singapore twinity – itsReal

Overseas Singaporeans will be able to join in the action as well. Aside from catching the live feed of the parade on Channel NewsAsia’s international feed, they can log on and create an online avatar to take part in the celebrations in a virtual Orchard Road.

SINGAPORE: National Day Parade organisers are already working to build up excitement for the event. It is less than a month to National Day but Singaporeans will not have to wait till then to celebrate. This year’s parade organisers have planned a month’s worth of events to kick start the nation’s birthday.

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Col Ang Heng, chairman, Sponsorship and Celebrations, National Day Parade Committee, said: “We believe National Day belongs to all Singaporeans. That’s why we want as many Singaporeans as possible to participate in and own part of this National Day. “That’s why this string of activities will help encourage Singaporeans to come on board and participate in the various degrees in different ways.” There will be a series of weekly roadshows at several shopping malls to bring National Day closer to Singaporeans.

The roadshow will travel to HDB Hub on July 18, Jurong Point on July 25, Tampines Central on August 1 and Marina Square on August 8. It will include winning entries from the photo contest “Singapore My Home” and short film competition “My Pledge”. Lead-up activities will also be held at the Esplanade and eight community clubs.

Click to visit Orchard Virtual

Click to visit Orchard Virtual

Koh Tong Seng, chairman, Changi Simei Citizen’s Consultative Committee, said: “There’s limited tickets to go to the Marina platform, so we wanted to bring more residents out from their homes to celebrate together.” Other events include a concert at West Coast Park on August 2 and a behind-the-scenes exhibition of the parade. Singapore will also see its very first National Day Countdown Party held at Clarke Quay on August 8. The National Trades Union Congress’ Youth Wing will also hold celebrations at the Padang with a candlelight vigil.

Overseas Singaporeans will be able to join in the action as well. Aside from catching the live feed of the parade on Channel NewsAsia’s international feed, they can log on and create an online avatar to take part in the celebrations in a virtual Orchard Road. Users will have to register and download software from the website before they will be able to access the virtual areas.

orchard virtual - fanpage on facebook

orchard virtual - fanpage on facebook

If one cannot physically be at the parade itself, one can take part in the Pledge Moment. The Singapore Civil Defence chime will ring at 8.22pm during the parade to prompt all Singaporeans to recite the pledge together as one nation. – CNA/vm


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Project Natal – meet Milo

MICROSOFT have amazed me – meet MILO a 3D interactive Boy

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