Today I found myself quickly reading the latest news published on the Second Life Community. For those who do not know, and I can assure you that there are many, Second Life Community is the official website dedicated and all the latest news related to our beloved virtual world. Not only that, as the name suggests, the site is also a “community”; therefore, it favors interaction between people through forums suitably divided by topic.
More: Second Life Community shares posts from Second Life bloggers who have joined the SLNB (Second Life Blogger Network). So if you are a blogger and would like to see your shared content directly on the Community page, join the network here.
After reading the news, I feel like sharing them, but the information does not always flow into a specific post: sometimes, I want to discuss it with others. So how do you do it? You have to see if there is a particular section for that topic and be careful not to repeat the questions.
It is therefore natural to ask: but is there a way to speak in greater freedom? Of course, it exists! It is the Social Network.
When writing, the best Social Network we know for Second Life is AvatarBook, the only SN created specifically for SL avatars.
Another alternative is to go to Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok, or others and share the news there, thus hearing others’ opinions. Ok, all clear, but… why not create an official Second Life Social Network within the Community?
You will reply that the SN already exists on our Dashboard, but we know well that it is not convenient, it does not allow the images uploading and is for the friends we have inworld. A Social Network that does not consider users’ needs, who love to share pictures, videos, have even more than 800 friends on the SN, but maybe only five inworld to not be disturbed (with aggressive teleports, spam, and more).
If it existed, it would be, in my opinion, a success. I would always be there because it is convenient to have a single point of reference for everything, inform me, chat freely, share news, and know friends’ opinions. With an added messaging service, that would be the best! (I’m not saying what it would be if there were also the possibility of creating thematic groups, no, I won’t tell it… but, why not! Yes, I say it: it would be a boom in visits and acquaintances!).
So I wonder, and I ask you: why is the Second Life Community not also a Social Network?