Google+ will be closing down in a few weeks time on Tuesday 2nd April 2019. For anyone that it is interested there is still time to save your Google+ content before 31st March 2019.
Today the Google+ team sent out this email to all those that still have content on their Google+ personal account. It’s a shame it’s closing down because the Second Life community had a strong presence there and it was a great way to find out the latest news across the virtual metaverse.
You’ve received this email because you have content in Google+ for your personal (consumer) account or a Google+ page that you manage.
This is a reminder that on 2 April 2019, we’re shutting down consumer Google+ and will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in your album archive and on your Google+ pages will also be deleted.
Downloading your Google+ content may take time, so get started before 31 March 2019.
No other Google products (such as Gmail, Google Photos, Google Drive or YouTube) will be shut down as part of the consumer Google+ shutdown, and the Google Account that you use to sign in to these services will remain. Please note that photos and videos already backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.
For more information, see the full Google+ shutdown FAQs.
From all of us on the Google+ team, thank you for making Google+ such a special place.
There are some big inworld events happening during April 2019 in Second Life including the 12th annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference, the 11th annual Fantasy Faire and the BURN2 Burnal Equinox.
There are more events happening across the grid next month from hunts, music/DJ events and most importantly Easter events. Check out Featured Events on the Second Life Destination Guide for more great events happening now until then.
Don’t forget the Home and Expo runs through until Sunday 7th April 2019. There are ten regions to explore including the new Linden Homes Preview region.
12th Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference
The VWBPE conference will be held from 4th April through until 6th April 2019. The theme for this year is re:Vision and the keynote speakers are the following..Dr.Tom Boellstorff, Dr.Tuncer Can and Dr.Jonathon Richter.
Linden Lab – Above the Book
> Patch Linden (Senior Director, Product Operations) and Grumpity Linden (Senior Director, Product) will be going live at 2pm SLT on 4th April 2019 at the VWBPE Main Auditorium talking about what’s new at Linden Lab.
The VWBPE 2019 schedule has been published here. All times are SLT and all sessions are held in Second Life.
11th Fantasy Faire
The Fantasy Fair 2019 will open to the public on 18th April through until 5th May 2019. If you love fantasy this is the perfect event for you. There will be live music concerts, shopping and special events to help raise funds for Relay for Life of Second Life.
BURN2 Burnal Equinox
The BURN2 Burnal Equinox takes place from 12th April through until 14th April 2019. The theme for the spring event is Eyes to the Skies. BURN2 has been community supported since 2010 and has been very successful over the years.