SL web profiles launch & feedback


Linden Lab launched the new SL social web profiles yesterday and now everyone has them to check out. Your new SL web profile will show when you view your profile inworld, as the snapshot below shows. This will work if your using the latest viewer 2.8 and it’s worth checking to ensure the privacy settings are what you want them to be.

  • Feed – latest updates from friends
  • About – shows avatar info in a nice order
  • Picks – shows your favourite locations
  • Groups – shows your groups inworld your apart of
  • Notes – LL have added Notes again (the old viewer 1 notes tab)
On the left hand side you will see these tabs:
  • Home – view your SL timeline feed will be shown here
  • Profile – your sl web-based profile
  • Notifications – comments/recent activity will be shown here
  • Recommendations – friends with common interests will be shown here
  • Settings – edit your profile, privacy, notifications and friends here

Your profile can be edited easily which brings up the settings tab where many interesting options can be found. I like the new SL web profiles than previous ones and it’s a good step in the right direction. There is potential for more new features from Linden Lab in the near future. We will have to wait and see.

Things I love about the new profiles..

  • Facebook, Flickr, Plurk & Twitter integration (nice selection of social identities)
  • Interests section and Notes section is good to have
  • Inworld notifications when someone writes on your wall etc
  • More options and more control
  • Easier editing than before

Here is some recent feedback from the SL community about these new SL web-based profiles and a wishlist .

Positive feedback

  • I think they have some intriguing possibilities
  • I think they’ll be fun
  • I like it
  • So far it looks good. Better than last ones
  • Social profiles on SL look and work great

Negative/suggestions

  • The ‘About’ needs to be the default
  • Don’t see it as a place for chatty conversation though
  • I’m now disappointed that my viewer of choice (Firestorm) doesn’t use web profile
  • The home section doesn’t seem to update my shared posts
  • I’m receiving many friend requests
  • Would prefer ‘Like’ to ‘Love’
Mixed bag of feedback so far and i’m sure LL will be adding more new features/suggestions soon.