Snapshots of One Billion Rising & Isle of View 2019


Here are my newest snapshots below of the 7th annual One Billion Rising event and the Isle of View regions in Second Life for 2019. I enjoyed attending both this week and I recommend everyone to check it out.

One Billion Rising 2019

OBR 2019 regions from above
24 hour dancing
Great entrance this year
The main stage in the background
Walking around is pretty fun

Isle of View 2019

Isle of View 2019 regions from above
Love is in the air
Amazing regions this year
The cool swan boat ride
Looks amazing this year

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One Billion Rising 2019 Starts Tomorrow In Second Life


Preview of OBR 2019

The 7th annual Second Life One Billion Rising event starts at 12am SLT on Thursday 14th February 2019. The event will be held on four OBR regions on the map and it’s expected there will be a large gathering this year. The event lasts for 24 hours featuring many DJs, performances, poetry and much more.

The main stage is central of the regions surrounded by an area of art installations and informal exhibits. It’s definitely worth checking it all out.

About OBR

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Every February, we rise – in hundreds of countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face.  We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

And we here in Second Life can be part of this global movement.

Map of OBR 2019

Preview of OBR 2019

OBR 2019 Dance Video

Check out the new OBR 2019 dance video choreographed by JenzZa Misfit. The Break the Chain song was chosen for this years special dance video for OBR 2019.

Stay updated on the One Billion Rising website.

Linden Lab Launches New Second Life Mini-Series – “Love Made in SL”


Logo by Marianne McCann, courtesy of Linden Lab

On Monday 11th February Linden Lab announced the new Second Life Mini Series called “Love Made in SL”. This new limited run mini series will be “showcasing the many real stories of romance in the virtual lives of the Second Life community”. This is great news I think.

In the next few months the lab plans on unveiling a series of short video profiles that tells the stories of couples finding love in Second Life.

Wolf and Teal

Here is the first episode featuring the first couple named Teal from the United States and Wolf from the United Kingdom. They both met 10 years ago at the Tiny community of Raglan Shire in Second Life. Wooooot!!!!

After a few years of a long distance relationship Teal decided to move from the US to the UK to be with Wolf. They are getting married this week.

This is lovely news and I hope they have a great wedding this week. I wish them all the very best for the future in SL and in real life.

Future episodes of “Love Made in SL” will be uploaded soon via the Second Life YouTube channel.

Google+ Shuts Down On 2nd April 2019


My Google+ Profile Page

Google+ will be now shutting down on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 and all consumer data will be deleted. This includes all photos, pages, comments and videos.

Google announced back in December an early shutdown due to a bug that exposed millions of people’s private information to app developers.

Important Note: As early as 4th February 2019 anyone wanting to create new content will no longer be able to create new Google+ profiles, pages, communities or events. If you’re a Google+ Community owner or moderator you can still download your data for your Google+ community.

In the coming weeks the sign-in buttons for Google+ will stop working although you’ll be able to sign in with your Google account.

It will be a real shame to see Google+ shut down in two months time as it was a useful way to find out what’s happening in Second Life, OpenSim, Sansar and for many other interesting things.