Category Archives: OpenSim

VWBPE 2015 updates and reminders


VWBPE 2015 coming soon

VWBPE 2015 coming soon

The 8th annual VWBPE conference starts 18th-21st March and the event will be happening on the VWBPE regions in Second Life. The theme is Crossroads this year and here are the deadline targets set by the VWBPE 2015 organizers, see below.

Latest VWBPE 2015 Updates

  • The VWBPE 2015 calendar is now live – see here for times, dates and info
  • Exhibit submissions extended until 27th February 2015
  • Post-conference VWBPE Virtual World Explorations submissions have to be received by 27th February 2015.
  • The Thinkerer Award – deadline for nominations is 1st March 2015
  • Registration is still open – attendance is free this year for SL/OpenSim platforms

I’m looking forward to attending VWBPE 2015 and I’m interested to hear more during the conference. In previous years it’s been a really good experience and the attendance numbers are pretty much high every time. I’m looking forward to hearing from Ebbe Linden and many more during the 2015 conference.

Just under a month to go until the event gets underway. Yay! :)

New introduction Kitely Market video released


On 5th February a new short introduction Kitely Market video was released by the Kitely team showing how it works for buyers and sellers. As many know already the Kitely Market has been a huge success so far and the marketplace now serves all Hypergrid-enabled OpenSim grids.

The new Kitely introduction video runs for 4 minutes and 44 seconds, Here is the official announcement and video. See below! :)

Kitely Market is an advanced marketplace for virtual goods. Currently Kitely Market serves all Hypergrid-enabled OpenSim grids, but our ultimate goal is to serve everyone in the Metaverse. We already announced that Kitely Market will support delivery to High Fidelity once that platform matures sufficiently, and we intend to broaden our marketplace’s reach even further as additional virtual reality platforms become available.

The more people use Kitely Market, the better it works: more buyers lead to more sellers and more content, which lead to more buyers, and so on. Therefore, spreading the word about Kitely Market helps everyone. To help promote Kitely Market, we created a short video that shows how it works for both buyers and sellers. Please Like this video; share it in as many places as possible; embed it in your blog; etc. If you’re willing, please go to the video’s YouTube page and write a rave review before you share the link to it. ;-)

Check this out!

See video details, see below.

Virtual Reality is coming and it’s kickstarting the Metaverse. Just as the Internet is a collection of websites, the Metaverse is a collection of virtual environments. By the nature of the Metaverse, multiple virtual world platforms will compete for market share. This means that the Metaverse will be based on many technologies, which will make it difficult for content creators to reach and support all of their potential customers.

This is where Kitely Market comes in. Kitely Market is a virtual goods marketplace that enables content creators to serve avatars across the Metaverse from a single online store. Kitely Market automatically converts content to each platform, and delivers it directly to avatars. This saves buyers from having to deal with the complexities of importing 3D models.

Our mission is to create a critical mass of buyers, sellers and content in order to help the Metaverse evolve from a collection of separate virtual worlds to a unified ecosystem.

Spread the word about the Kitely Market and show them this interesting intro video to get started. :)

Kitely Community Meetings changed from Wednesdays to Sundays


Kitely Welcome Center_002

Ilan Tochner who is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kitely has announced on Wednesday 7th January 2015 via Kitely Forums that the weekly Kitely Community Meetings will be changed from Wednesdays to Sundays instead.

Many Kitely users agreed on the Kitely Forums to move it to Sundays instead because it clashed with other events.

The next Kitely Community Meeting will now be held at 1pm PST on Sunday 11th January 2015 at the Kitely Welcome Center. it’s a great way to find out the latest Kitely news and events happening.

All welcome to attend!

Join the InWorldz Facebook page


InWorldz 2015

If you are interested in getting updates about events, contests or the latest news from the InWorldz grid then you should join/like the official InWorldz Facebook page. At the moment the InWorldz page has 3, 269 likes and it’s growing on a weekly basis.

https://facebook.com/InWorldz

Check it out and spread the word! :)

 

The InWorldz Artfest of 2015


IWZ February 2015 Art Fest

IWZ February 2015 Art Fest

Starting 1st February through to 14th February 2015 InWorldz will be hosting the 2015 Art Festival. The theme is The Love of IWZ Art. This is a great chance to share your love art with the rest of the InWorldz community. All welcome to attend the event and if you are interested then join the InWorldz Events Committee group.

The event will be held on four InWorldz event sims and the areas will be set to PG. The event team are looking for novice to the most talented people on the grid. The event team are looking for 3D art (prim, Sculpt or Mesh), 2D Art (photography, oil, graphic art), Twisted and Torched Art this year.

Apparently there will be 2500 prims allowed and the area is set to a 30 x 30 plot. If you need more space please IM either quadrapop Tree or Moontan Valeeva.

If you are interested in taking part then send in your application on or before 18th January 2015. The plot assignment areas will be sent out on or before 24th January 2015.

Contact Quadrapop tree, Moontan Valeeva, EC or Jeri Rahja if you have any questions on the InWorldz grid.

OpenSim 2014 year highlights


This is my special blog post looking back at the most popular news/events from OpenSim during the year of 2014. For me I have enjoyed blogging about OpenSim news/events and I can’t wait to start my 2015 OpenSim adventures.

Here are the highlights from January to December 2014 below. All blog posts below are my own blog. What are your OpenSim highlights during 2014 ? Please post them in comments!

January 2014

I joined the great canadian grid – see my adventures here.

Some new graphs were published to find out the prediction size of OpenSim and Second Life in 2014.

Using the free InWorldz Explorer HUD 8.0

Tranquillity Dexler from InWorldz published a new InWorldz development roadmap for 2014.

On 29th InWorldz released 5th birthday planning details.

Avination grid team announced details about the first community meeting of 2014.

February 2014

InWorldz reached the 95, 000 total user signups milestone.

New Kitely events calendar was created.

AviWorlds hypergrid closes.

March 2014

Trying out the InWorldz Info App.

April 2014

VWBPE 2014 interesting stats were published.

May 2014

Metropolis Grid 6th Birthday snapshots.

InWorldz reaches 100, 000 registered users milestone 

June 2014

New Kitely homepage went live.

Kitely new changes to Metered Worlds.

July 2014

OSGrid hits 100, 000 registered total users milestone.

OSGrid 7th birthday celebrations take place.

August 2014

3rd season of Relay For Life of InWorldz opens.

September 2014

Four years later on InWorldz.

Registrations opened for 2014 OpenSim Community Conference.

5th OpenSim Grid Survey voting opens.

RFL of InWorldz raises over one million izzies.

October 2014

No posts this month on OpenSim

November 2014

2nd annual OpenSim Community Conference opens.

December 2014

Update on grid numbers including OpenSim.

InWorldz residents achieve largest donation to ToysForTots.

Bring on 2015! 

My SL blog 2014 in WordPress crunchy numbers


It’s been a great year of blogging for me and I have enjoyed the 2014 owl adventures this year too. I’ve enjoyed blogging about the biggest events/news of the year from Second Life and OpenSim grids. Thanks for all of your support this year.

I can’t wait to start my 2015 adventures and blog more about the latest happenings from the metaverse. Woooot!!!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared my 2014 annual report for this blog and here are the results. See Full Report Here.

Crunchy numbers

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

There were 615 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 130 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was May 16th with 1,859 views. The most popular post that day was Linden Lab announces new starter avatars .

Posting Patterns

In 2014, there were 295 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,082 posts.

Attractions in 2014

These are the posts that got the most views in 2014. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts in your Site Stats.

How did they find you?

The top referring sites in 2014 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. twitter.com
  3. plus.google.com
  4. plurk.com
  5. community.secondlife.com

Where did they come from?

That’s 180 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. U.K. & Germany were not far behind.

Who were they?

Your most commented on post in 2014 was Prediction size of OpenSim and Second Life in 2014

These were your 5 most active commenters:

  1.  zzpearlbottom                  22 COMMENTS
  2.  James OReilly                   12 COMMENTS
  3.  Minethere Always            9 COMMENTS
  4.  caoimhelionheart            9 COMMENTS
  5.    5E.L                                  7 COMMENTS

See Full Report Here.