Social Media and Second Life

*long deep sigh*

Ever feel like that? Over whelmed by all of it ? I do.

I use a lot of social media for second life and ….. wait for it….. ZERO for real life! None. Colleen’s operator is so burnt out most days from SL Social Media she maintains none of her own.

Do you maintain Social Media for your real life? Are they the same as those for Second Life?

Recently I discovered google groups and in doing discovered so many more blogs and bloggers, I can stay lost for hours just reading new blogs! If you are not on google groups or have not visited them you should! There is everything from art to music to fashion to , well, if you can name it it’s there.  Second Life has a google group too.

eBiz has listed a Top 15 most popular social media. Some I have never heard of! How about you? I have Colleen’s Social Media sights listed over on my side bar , some but not all! I also post too ,

Avatar Social Network

Scoop It

Avatarbook

Plurk

So, if you see me on any of these sites , add me ! What are your favorite social media sites?

Don’t You …. Forget About Me!

Breakfast Club 2

Breakfast Club Shirt Dress available at The Liaison Collaborative. Better hurry, this round ends on the 10th of June!

Breakfast Club

:V.e. Breakfast Club Shirt Dress & Cardi Pink & Green  By Valentina E @ TLC in 4 colors and 5 standard sizes. Try the demo!

ALSO showing :
Magika [Hair] Reading
Boho Bangles – Laquered Etched Silver By Maxi Gossamer
Lostwood Earring by Femke Wilder
Mstyle Long Nails Classic – FRENCH
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) High
Glamistry : ANGELICA Heels
Pink Acid Sugar Lipstick (large) – Pink
.::WoW Skins::. Leilani Darktan Nat

Poses by Black Tulip Props and Poses.

Lighting by LumaLite.

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Time for an Artists Spotlight by LumaLite!

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One of the best things about my job with LumaLite is watching what our user base is shooting, I love to see the creativeness of each user! How they use the light, how they make the photos pop, their choices in what and where they shoot, and how each photo tells a story!

Engagement Photo by Toran Babenco

Engagement Photo by Toran Babenco

Haylie and Evan Wedding Day

Haylie and Evan Wedding Day by Toran Babenco

These 2 photos were pulled from a video clip shot using the LumaLite HUD.

Don’t Cha by Caitlin Tobias

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche by Caitlin Tobias

Get in, game is starting soon! by Talisker Braveheart

Temple Dancer by Rachel Swallows

Please visit the individual Flickr pages for these wonderful artists! Or catch some of their photos here.

LumaLite on Marketplace.

And now also available in world!

Living in a Second Life Bowl full of Perverted Monkey Sex

Second Life is NOT Dead

It’s alive and well and full of wonder, despite what some old and popular SL newsers keep writing about.The sky is not falling. The sky like everything else is shifting and changing. This is the norm.

YET , some of us forget. and write personal feelings about a world that one does not use as one once did and it keeps breathing even after one lost interest on it.

I entered SL in December 2007, I was thrilled then and I am still thrilled daily. Why else come if that was not true. When I figured out how to SL it was even more fun. Make no mistake SL takes a minute or 30 just to learn to navigate.

The graphics have improved, the creators content has evolved, Linden Labs are giving us some awesome new tools. No more cartoon skins as creators skills evolved, no more stiff ugly hair, clothes look almost so real you feel like you could reach out and touch it. Mesh has come along nicely and creators improved their designs and methods daily. It’s a process, like everythng else in either life , you take baby steps you learn , change and grow. SL has come a long way it’s not 2003 anymore or even 2007 and as I have watched things change in SL I’m still thrilled! That’s 8 years!

Music on Second Life has changed and grew and some awesome musicians have come and gone and some made careers in SL that moved OUT of SL and vise versa.

People who otherwise might never have a chance to get out of their own meatspace for reasons ARE now chatting with other people thousands of miles away, building bridges that might otherwise never be possible. Making connections, forming friendships and some are or have even meant thier spouses through SL. Artists from the *real* and creating a new art in SL. Artists who had no real outlet are finding theirs. People who thought they had no real artistic talents are finding out, they do! To be clear when you stop and think about it everything done is SL is a work of art , from making a texture to designing a sim. Drop a prim and let it begin.

BUT Honour Said it better! Please read her blog post.

Originally posted on Honour’s Post Menopausal View (of Second Life):

Life in a Bowl by Cica Ghost (moderate)

Cica Ghost’s latest beautiful creation is Life in a Bowl. Residents of a tropical island have placed sea creatures in giant aquariums – within sight of the ocean, which seems unnecessarily rude.

The good news for them is that the build is temporary and I’m sure they’ll be released back into the wild soon. I hope!

OK I’m going to stick my nose partway into the latest SL drama. One aspect of it has, over the years, made me very curious.

It all started when Eric Grundhauser wrote a wonderful article about Second Life on Atlas Obscura. He expected ” to find a dying world of outsiders and bronies gleefully recreating pornographic impossibilities”. What he found instead, thanks to the guidance ofZiki Questi, was “a fascinating and vital world that is constantly changing and pushing the…

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Rebel Hope Celebrates FaMESHeds 3rd Birthday !!!

I love the smart light gauziness of this dress! Not only great for a beach weekend but a patio party as well. The embroidery is so detailed and the wrapped tie tasseled belt dresses this all out !

Laguna Sandals – Maitreya
Laguna Mesh Sandals Rebel Pack HUD

!Rebel Hope – So Beachy Mesh Dress (Maitreya)
So Beachy Rebel Pack HUD

Rebel Hope May FaMESHED May

This dress is going to cover  five standard mesh size dresses, fitted mesh, Belleza Venus Mesh Body, Maitreya Lara Mesh Body and Slink Physique!

This is your dress HUD!

Dress HUD

I can’t even tell you how wonderful the details are for these sandals either! SO beautiful. The sandals will fit Belleza Venus Mesh Body, Maitreya Lara Mesh Body and Slink Physique.  Toe ring on/off option , pretty little charms and a daisy with an inlay stone in the center,woven leather laces are holding pretty little beads , choose sandals without a flip flop attached so you can just wear the tops. Two silver anklets are included as well for your add on accessories.

This is your HUD.

Sandal HUD

Maitreya Lara Mesh Body
MIEL RAY PEEPERS – candy gloss
Indy&Co: Suha Stones: LIve Coral Earrings
Indy&Co: Suha Stones: LIve Coral Necklace
Magika [Hair] Reading

Pose by Black Tulip Props and Poses

Lighting by LumaLite

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TAXI !

Happy May Day !!!

Black Tulip Props and Poses

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Black Tulip is looking for bloggers.

Applications will close May 15th. Acceptances will be communicated no later than May 20th. If you’re accepted, Auryn Beorn will get in touch with you.

Old or new blogger, don’t be shy, show us your work!

What’s in Your Arsenal ?

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Often the difference between “That’s nice” and “Wow!” is a few easy steps and LumaLite provides that and more!

The LumaLite Hud is a lighting system made for Second Life Beginners and Pros alike. This Light and Pose HUD will NOT break your Linden bank either! We have made sure to give you great features as well as a great price point!

Do you love to take photos in Second Life? Me too ! I spend time with poses and adjusting them fussing over what to wear or not to wear :) , I am a big fan of shooting outside so I play in windlights choosing and adjusting that too.

I have an arsenal of photography tools and I use them all!

Of course I use LumaLite more then anything but we all know we need/like to use other things as well. I use my LumaLite along side Strawberry Singh’s Free Photo Studio , and because I’m totally addicted to great poses, I have stuffed my LumaLite full of them BUT I find I always need MORE! Since I’m usually shooting on the fly I love PoseAnywhere 2.5, super easy to use HUD , I don’t need to rez anything and I can copy it and name my pose sets by pose maker!

Next thing I find is a total life saver is this gem, AnyPose Basic Pose Stand it even comes with a fabulous face animator, this lets you adjust poses that sticks your hands in your skirts or if you want to tilt your head a bit etc. You can rez a stand OR just use the HUD. This designer also offers the face animator as a freebie !

So, that’s what is in my photo arsenal , what’s in yours?

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