Global Kids hosts "Youth Forum about TG Merger"

Thanks to Blaze Borgin for sharing this news on his blog.

A number of TSL Approved Adults, hosted a youth forum meeting at Global Kids island on the Teen Grid on Wednesday, 29th December, 2010. This youth forum allowed Teens to come and share their thoughts, concerns, ideas, and hopes for the future of Second Life. Rik GKid,  Rhiannon Ferlinghetti and Frans Marseille hosted the discussion with 20-30 teens for about one hour. The shut down of TSL is sheduled for the first week of January 2011.

Here’s the summary according to Blaze:

Some 20-30 teens participated (It was very short notice) and all shared their opinions. Here are the topics that were discussed.

  • Why teens oppose the merge
  • Why teens are for the merge
  • Treatment of teens by adults and vice-versa
  • Teen content creation
  • The loss of our “close community feel”
  • Ways of maintaining our “close community feel”
  • How residents under 16 feel about the merge
  • Alternatives to Second Life for those who are left out (Different open grids)

Overall, teens who are transferring seem to be excited about the merge, though they worry about how they amy be accepted into the adult community. Content creators see it as a positive change to be able to provide their products to more potential customers while others are excited about the new regions to explore.

Both teen age groups are not too happy about how well Linden Labs handled the younger group. Most feel that being enclosed in one region for 1-3 years or even cut off entirely before transferring is not a good decision.

Overall, the meeting proved to give quite a bit of insight on the feelings of those involved. It is clear that this move will not be easy, but like all other hard times, it seems we should make the best of it.

Apparently there will be a full transcript of the meeting on Global Kids website and on Betterverse website very soon. I will publish more info when I hear about it here on my blog.

My SL Top Posts 2010

Top posts by total views on my blog during 2010..

  1. Phoenix Viewer, Emergence Viewer & Ascent Added To TPV List – 5,343 views
  2. Cool places in Second Life Guide 2009 – 3,779 views
  3. Second Life on Windows 7, Update 2 – 2,786 views
  4. Cool places in Second Life Guide 2010 – 2,525 views
  5. Second Life on Windows 7, Update 3 – 2,120 views
  6. IPhone Apps for Second Life – 1,931 views
  7. Recap of Philip Linden Keynotes Address at SLCC 2010 – 1,712 views
  8. Havok 7 in Second Life, 1.40 server release – 1,668 views
  9. Doctor Who places in Second Life 2010 – 1,599 views
  10. Third-party SL Viewers – 1,523 views

Top Search Terms by total views on my blog during 2010..

  1. phoenix viewer
  2. emergence viewer
  3. sl viewers
  4. second life windows 7
  5. daniel voyager
  6. second life 2010
  7. cool places in second life
  8. havok 7
  9. second life for windows 7
  10. second life iphone app

Other Stats

  • 116,437 blog views
  • 800 blog posts
  • 939 views on 8th September 2008

Email from Rod Humble

On 23rd December 2010, I decided to find and write a friendly welcoming email to Rod Humble saying congrats to him on becoming the next CEO of Linden Lab. I have never done his before and decided that i’m not losing out on anything by doing so. After commenting and seeing more than 288 comments on BK Linden blog post about Linden Lab’s New CEO.

I sent the email and recieved a response by Rod Humble saying the following:

I really didn’t think I would get any response but it was nice to receive one. I wish Rod Humble all the best for the new year!!!!