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Second Life Presentation


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Second Life Presentation

  1. 1. Exploring SecondLife
  2. 2. Our Group <ul><li>Jie Liu </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Beck </li></ul><ul><li>Noah Belkin </li></ul><ul><li>Caroline Gutterson </li></ul><ul><li>John A Drennan III </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Newcomer in Second Life: <ul><li>Pro’s </li></ul><ul><li>Con’s </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pro’s: What helped <ul><li>Orientation Island </li></ul><ul><li>Linden Village </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>Notecards </li></ul>Right (from left to right): Message board, Picture cork board, Information kiosk in Linden Village Above (from left to right): Read all about it! Newspapers and Periodicals, Second Life Concierge in Linden Village
  5. 5. Pro’s: What helped <ul><li>Similarity to real life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographically- familiar landmarks/ terrain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spatially- familiar spatial layout of things, people, locations (map looks like real world) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economically- familiar companies present, similar methods for obtaining things (Linden $$) </li></ul></ul>Above: Department map in Platinum Mall Left: Sign for The Rock Ski Lodge, Ski Shop, Ski Lift, and Weather Tower at Epic Extreme Skiing (The Weather Channel) Right: Ski Lift at Epic Extreme Skiing
  6. 6. Pro’s: What helped <ul><li>Information/Help Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness of other Avitars to help when asked </li></ul><ul><li>Generosity from others (free items) </li></ul>Top Right: Help Center at The Weather Channel Bottom Right: Free Outfits, Clothing, Makeup, Jewelery, etc. at Forou Freebie Store A
  7. 7. Con’s: What hindered <ul><li>Time required to complete Orientation Island </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helpful exercises and activities at Orientation Island, but too extensive (require too much time) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lag time/”Bugginess” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long time to load </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freezing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crashing </li></ul></ul>Below: An overhead view of Help Island, the island at the center of the Orientation Islands
  8. 8. Personal Experience on Second Life <ul><li>First impression of Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>People are happier and Life is more relaxing here </li></ul><ul><li>I was greeted by helpful mentors and friendly pedestrians in NCI Centers for useful information and knowledge of the Second Life community </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Communication </li></ul><ul><li>is much more common on Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>I was invited to a Second Life marketing business conversation with four Second Life entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>They shared with their experience on opening a store and advertising on Second Life public networks </li></ul>
  9. 9. Personal Experience in Second Life <ul><li>Total freedom on Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>It provides people a place to express themselves without a boundary, </li></ul><ul><li>People can do things that we normally think twice in real life </li></ul><ul><li>For example, dancing cha-cha on the boardwalk, or playing kung fu on the public square </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life cannot replace the real life </li></ul><ul><li>However, it can provide a stress-free zone for people from all over the world to meet each other and exchange their thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>It is also a great place for people who wants to market their ideas and business </li></ul>
  10. 10. Online Community <ul><li>Users Range From All: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Races </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Native Origins </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun engaging activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many opportunities for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interactions with others </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Culture <ul><li>Promotes Very Modern Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Futuresque: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Store Themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leisured Culture </li></ul><ul><li>-dancing </li></ul><ul><li>-games </li></ul><ul><li>-shopping </li></ul>
  12. 12. Commerce <ul><li>Effective Conversion Of Currency To L$ </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Market For </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment & Trading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisition Of Material Things </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Effective Uses <ul><li>Second Life serves as a great place to: </li></ul><ul><li>-socialize with strangers </li></ul><ul><li>-find people with similar interests </li></ul><ul><li>-role play </li></ul><ul><li>-Market and advertise your business </li></ul><ul><li>-create and sell products </li></ul><ul><li>-take classes </li></ul><ul><li>-do research </li></ul>
  14. 14. Working with a Cyber Team Advantages and Disadvantages
  15. 15. Advantages <ul><li>Members of team do not need to physically meet, making travel no longer a concern. </li></ul><ul><li>The classroom/office now has no boundaries, can meet “virtually” anywhere. </li></ul>Above: With group going over places to visit for project . Above: Scouting new and interesting places to work out of.
  16. 16. Advantages – Cont. <ul><li>Able to work 24/7. </li></ul><ul><li>No issues with time zones. </li></ul><ul><li>Information Easily shared </li></ul>Above: Time is not an issue when working with others globally Above: Watching up to date news via streaming video on the Reuters Island
  17. 17. Disadvantages <ul><li>Difficulty contacting other members. (i.e. Email, Instant messaging, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Misunderstandings in communications. </li></ul>Left: Chat box within Second Life (common form of communication between avatars)