Thursday, 23 September 2010

Me is United

This is from my post of 31st of January this year....

"Also...I joined the newly acquired (by LL) Avatars United, which is a staggeringly forgettable social media site, for avatars. It has poor graphics and its hard to see it taking off to be honest. I thought...well...that's nice, this disproves my previous idea that everyone is out to get my Real Name and sell me junk.
However.....before I left the site, I was asked if I wouldn't mind answering a survey...for feedback. Now being the Public Spirited Being that I am, I agreed.
The first 3 things they wanted to know where.... age, sex, job...... now, I ask is that gonna help their feedback, really. Duh!!"

Followed the following week by...

"Well, the big thing seems to be Avatars United this week, as I have more friends, suddenly, than I can shake a stick at, not that I would, of course,...... well....maybe one or two could do with a....

..and by the 18th February, just 19 days into my United Experience...

"Ok..well..I just cancelled my accounts... [Facebook and Avatars United]

I am sooo bored with them both.

I figure "social media" are a bit like a faxmachine...outdated. I would rather have an IM with one person in SL than 3000 "friends" on FB, and really...AU has absolutely nothing to offer.

There are privacy issues, but my data is being mined whatever I do online, it is naive to think it isn't, so it's not that that has prompted me, just boredom with an outdated , and not very social, social setting.

So, if you are a friend mine we'll talk in world..:... if you are a "friend"... goodbye, live long and prosper (if it suits)...

Avatars United is to be erased ... announcement here.

Now, it could have been Cockup Linden or Blunder who was in charge though rumours say Moron Linden was brought in specially as a vet, but the life just ebbed out of it.

Apparently some people will miss it... takes all sorts...

Now its taken 8 months for the Boys to trash something which some poor Swedish guys (well, poor rich guys now) took 3 years to build. Was it the dodgy graphix or was it just the totally obvious fact that SL needs a social media site like an octopus needs a 9th leg.

A good part of most peoples time online, (even if they live on some high altitude building platform torturing prims as a hobby) is spent socialising. Not one but many wise Educated Types have pointed out the fact that 'face to face' interaction on SL is a million times better than any other form of virtual socialising. I guess the Boys didn't know that as they don't really go inworld except for the occasional foray.

XXLMarketplace XLonMainstreet to be the next corpse?? Probably not, some people actually use it (apparently)....less laggy than the malls I guess.... but it is being refurbished. Why does that not fill me with hope... (rhetorical, so deserves no question mark).

Avatars United was fast (8 months), easy (no-one used it) and I, at least, find it quite funny...

Well, as they say in Swedish.. "hahahahahahahahahahaaahahaha .. lets go shoot an elk".



  1. That's "hahahahahahahaha så går vi skjuta en älg" you insensitive person!

    You make up the BEST Linden names :D

  2. "Fat Men, Fapping, and Graft Offer Hope For Linden Lab."

    I groped nwn and found that nugget.

    Now that is the REAL news!

    Nur - the naughty Neko

  3. *applause*

    I think I need to make a blog post about this because what you just said ties in nicely with the comment I made on twitter about extroverts finding the internet.

  4. @ Miso.. jeg visste ikke at du kunne svenske.... nei, ikke sant, jeg visste det egentlig...

    @ Nur.../me goes to NWN seeking nuggets... (*disappointed*)

    @ Axi... look forward to reading that.

  5. Saying Farewell To Second Life

    Dear Avatar and Second Life Member,
    On March 13th, 2002, the first Resident (Steller Sunshine) joined Second Life and the public beta started seven month later in October, but now in Septembre 2010 we have made the difficult decision to discontinue Secondlife and will be taking down the grid on September 29, 2010. Over the next week, we encourage you to save any pieces of content (such as pictures, friend’s names, etc.) that you want to keep. We will also soon update you on your AU Coin refund, if you have an account balance.
    Over the eight years since launching Second Life, we have welcomed avatars from many virtual worlds and MMOs to connect on our platform as the only social network catering to the needs of virtual identities. We are proud to have served those needs and honored to have shared this journey with you all.
    Going forward, pieces of the Second Life technology will be integrated into the Facebook platform to support a richer, and more dynamic, community experience. Read more about these efforts on the Second Life blog.
    Thank you for being a member of the Second Life community, and part of the Second Life family.


    The Second Life Team

  6. heheheh.... you could be chastised for this, SaveMe... :))

  7. Nur face palms - incorrect attribution to nwn.

    The nugget is on the Alphaville Herald under Linden Lab's Missing Statistics.


  8. @ Nur, ahh...OK. I saw a funny comment a while back when it mentioned the 500 lb man in a basement....some guy wrote "Hey dude, I lives in a trailer, watcha talkin bout."