Giving Second Life a Second Try

A few weeks ago I gave Second Life a try to see what all the hoopla was about. It was an interesting experiment, but I walked away unimpressed. Probably because one time I got stuck in the water (shrunk my clothes and changed genders on me), and another because I couldn’t quite get the "flying" down (or is it up?)

On Thursday, September 14 (tomorrow), I’m going to give it a second effort. Kami Huyse has set up a Second Thursday at Second Life event for a PR discussion and I’ll be there. The event details from Kami’s site:

What: Second Life Second Thursday Worldwide
Where: Comms Café in Second Life
You can find the café by logging on to the Second Life client, hitting the search button, entering “Comms Café” and then teleporting there.
When: Thursday September 14, 2006 (Friday in Australia and India)
Time: 3 p.m. Central Time U.S., and 20:00 GMT (figure out what time we meet in your timezone)

My take on Second Life is simple. I’m not a fan. But it’s not about me. There are many who are big fans. I should at least try to view things from other perspectives, no? This will be a great opportunity to do so. And if I start drowning, maybe I’ll have some help this time.

There weren’t too many Italian last names to choose from, so look for Den Frye – that will be me. If you see me, just holler "Hey Den Frye" (no relation to the coach). Hope to see you there.

  • http://managetochange.typepad.com ann michael

    Well – how did it go? Can you fly?
    Seriously, I’m dying to hear about it. I don’t think I’d try Second Life without a “guide”. Hmmm…maybe you could master it and be a tour guide! I bet there’s a market for it (perhaps a paying market for it!).

  • http://www.converstations.com Mike Sansone

    I couldn’t fly. I couldn’t even sit:-) It was a good conference (I’ll write a post soon), and interesting possibilites exist. Definitely worth an hour or two to see what’s going on.
    I agree that a tour guide (a pilot?) would do well on SL.

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