What is community in Second Life?

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Recent discussions about a community conference in Second Life made me reflect on just what that community is to me. My Second Life community doesn’t have a capital city in California. It isn’t limited by geo-political boundaries. Virtual community lives in the gathered consciousness of groups of beings from across[…]

What is group spam… or not?

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Today I received the following message: [17:05] Abbey Zenith: You have been ejected from ‘Second Life Library 2.0’ by Abbey Zenith. I felt terrible, both hurt and angry. I had sent a single IM message to a group about a classical piano concert that I had been led to believe[…]

Does dissemination trump virtual presence for artists?

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Last week I read Thom Dowd’s notice to the Early Music group with no surprise but with considerable sorrow and regret. The Second Life music pioneer was announcing the migration of his musical activities to Livestream & Livestream/Facebook. The rationale, he reported, was the ability to reach a larger audience.[…]