• flickr
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • delicious
  • Google Buzz

Metaverse08: Jean Miller (Linden Lab) about Understanding the Business of Virtual Worlds

by Christian Scholz on May 28, 2008

Jean Miller’s topic was businesses in virtual worlds and in particular the statistics, the hype cycle, how Linden Lab is taking a look at the product and how they are trying to provide that to the public. The basics: It’s (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Metaverse08: Markus Breuer über Usability in virtuellen Welten

by Christian Scholz on May 27, 2008

After showing a bad example of usability (Mac didn’t want to connect to beamer) and an introduction of the Otherland Group which Markus dived into the topic of virtual worlds usability (one thing he mentioned though that while they created (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Metaverse 08: Nic Mitham (KZero) and an overview about virtual worlds

by Christian Scholz on May 27, 2008

Nic started with some definitions: Registered accounts – awareness metric Unique accounts – ‘cleaner’ awareness (individual accounts) Active accounts – engagement metric (everone who was logged in in the last month) Concurrent accounts – live metric (users logged in at (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Metaverse 08: Fiona Gallageher about Sun in Second Life

by Christian Scholz on May 27, 2008

Fiona Gallagher started the Metaverse08 and was talking about Sun Microsystem’s experiences with Second Life. She started with saying that it’s not a cookie cutter solution. There are many issues involved with using virtual worlds (esp. Second Life) today. Sun (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Tear down the Walls: Webinale/Metaverse 08

by Christian Scholz on May 27, 2008

Today the Metaverse 08, the last german metaverse conference left. And I will be part of it even twice: on a panel today, tuesday 13:40 – 14:35 (where at the moment I seem to discuss with myself, might be an (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Frankreich gewinnt den Eurovision Song Contest 2008

by Christian Scholz on May 25, 2008

zumindest für mich ;-) Hier mal das Video zum Liedle: Für mich hat Frankreich das ganze ironisch genug genommen ohne dabei ins Lächerliche abzugleiten, die viele andere Länder. Wirklich gewonnen hat aber son 08/15-Popsong aus Russland.Technorati Tags: eurovision, france

Small Worlds Beta

by Christian Scholz on May 24, 2008

Today I received my beta invite for Small Worlds which is a virtual world running in your browser. I thought I share some screenshots of the signup process with you, so here we go: 1. Choose your base avatar: 2. (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Plone Books!

by Christian Scholz on May 23, 2008

Today I got a book, but look for yourself: (or click this link if you cannot see the video) Technorati Tags: plone, books, seesmic

The good and the bad of engaging with your community

by Christian Scholz on May 22, 2008

Today I noticed two blog posts regarding Twitter, one good, one bad. On the good side, Twitter seems to start communicating with their users to inform them what they are doing behind the scenes to improve the service. As you (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Script Time: convert a Second Life chatlog to Confluence Wiki Markup with Python (Technical)

by Christian Scholz on May 18, 2008

Today we had yet another meetup of the DataPortability Group in Second Life and we mainly discussed why discussing ownership brings us nowhere. Instead Steve Greenberg, who joined us talks about his view on rules on usage and licenses instead (…)

Read the rest of this entry »