Secondlife Faces

Is it just me or does there seem to be a storm of activity happening on Facebook right now by Secondlife-ers? People who were connecting on SL groups are (re)creating groups in FB and learning even more about one another, sharing family photos, playing with friend-wheels etc
My theory – networking within Secondlife at present is very limited. Networking could be(is?) a huge drawcard for virtual worlds. There is more talk about the funky aspects of VW than the social collaboration possibilities. Facebook offers a visual display “who’s who” with far more transparency.

Imagine if :
* groups in FB and Groups in SL(or other VW) were connected with one interface.
* within FB I could see if somebody was online in-world and connect.
* within SL I could click on a profile and not only “friend” but see my friend’s friends in FB, and connect with them.

Methinks a Virtual Faces application will be coming soon!
And please, why doesn’t Facebook have an option for Friends vs Networks? Privacy filtering is icky.

One thought on “Secondlife Faces

  1. Pranab

    Interesting post Jasmin,
    I think this parallels the typical human interactions in this space – Social Groups. One begins to replicate beyond their Social Group. This is probably the same reason we see mirrors of Real Life in Virtual Worlds like Second Life, MTV Lounge, etc. And it is this extension where we see Social Networking being leveraged.

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