How is your life connected? Would your experiences be richer if you could realize your vision of a connected life? Networked virtual environments provide a way for us to connect with each other, and these platforms provide a rich visual and social experience. Another aspect of being connected is the ability to access your media, your friends, and your real world environment from anywhere and anyplace. Read More »
As we approach the virtual Cisco Channel Partner Career fair (Nov. 6th 9-11 AM PST; http://slurl.com/secondlife/cisco%20systems%203/120/152/23/), hosted on our Second Life campus, there are a couple of interesting options to ponder from both sides of the table: the employer and the prospective employee. Read More »
I am pretty jealous of my wife, who is hanging out in Boston this week, field producing the World Series for Fox TV in Denver (here is a picture she shot outside Boston’s Fenway Park, where the Series starts).
I wish I had tickets. But since I don’t, I’ll be watching on TV and via the Human Network (and following the action on the excellent Major League Baseball site). And between innings, I’ll be checking out the Human Network sports subsite. Read More »
For those of you who were not at the Virtual Worlds 2007 Conference and Expo last week, there were a number of announcements by ourselves and others that were not product specific in nature, but rather more focused on overall industry development.First among those was the launch of the Metaverse Market Index (MMI), which is an effort spearheaded by Nick Wilson at Metaversed and Prof. Robert Bloomfield at Cornell University. The MMI is an organization that was recently developed by and for the industry to track adoption, economies and use activity of virtual worlds. This is an important step in the maturation of the industry, as we move beyond early vendor-specific approaches to measuring the market to a more industry-common measure. This will clear up any ambiguity for people outside of the industry when trying to separate fact from hype, as well as allow people within the industry with a common yardstick (meter-stick for those not in the coalition of the metrically challenged) by which to monitor the growth of the industry.Next, and possibly more contentious, is the notion of the Virtual World Interoperability Forum. This requires a bit more elaboration…… Read More »