The resident created Second Life Google+ page has now reached 1000 members which is an amazing achievement. It’s good to know that people can set up SL Google+ pages without it being deleted/banned by Google. Chuck Baggett managed to set up this SL Google+ page back on 8th December 2012 and back then the page had 94 members with hundreds joining within the first few months.
Linden Lab has a official Second Life page presence on Google+ which can be found here with more than 3, 193 following the page.
On the Kitely Forums there is some updated details about the plan for the Kitely Marketplace which has been planned for many months. According to Ilan Tochner who is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kitely there should be a merchant control panel which should be available to Kitely users to start creating in April 2013. This now gives Kitely merchants more time in setting up their shops before the official opening.
The Kitely Marketplace will be open officially for business in June 2013 which is a month later than planned. The month delay is due to the recent transfer stations work and infrastructure work that effects performance and sociability on the Kitely grid.
Check out a new interview about Kitely on Wired this week called Virtual Worlds – Kitely is a Keen Replacement For Second Life which is worth reading through.
Episode 2 is now live of the new series of The Drax Files. Episode 2 lasts for 5 minutes and it’s had more than 525 views already by the SL community. I’m really impressed by the new series so far and graphics in this video is really amazing I think. Overall fantastic video and i’m excited to see what comes next month. 😀
Details about Episode 2
Jo Yardley listens to Marlene Dietrich on a hand crank gramophone because she lives in Weimar era Germany and electricity is rather scarce: oh yes, although Frau Yardley lives in Amsterdam, her house is decorated with original furniture and accessories from the 1920ties and German magazines from the Interbellum Period are everywhere.
But Yardley, who is a historical consultant for film, TV and museums has done much more than opting out of microwaves, cell-phone and TV usage: inside the virtual world of Second Life, Yardley rebuilt a Berlin that is long gone, a Berlin, where ehrenwerte Damen sport cigarette-holders and gallant Herren are seen in three-piece suits rather than blue jeans.
This digital Berlin is home to the affluent who dance wide eyes shut straight through the roaring Twenties at the Hotel Adlon as well as the orphaned street children, begging for a few Mark to get through the day. 1920sBerlin in Second Life operates 24/7 and is complete with accurate signage, a functioning Zeppelin and a steam-engine Reichsbahn…so: let’s take a trip back in time!
Do you like the new series so far? Comment below! 🙂