The Second Life group Swedish People in SL sent out a message informing that a popular Swedish newspaper had an article about Second Life (link in English … or at least an attempt by Google translate). The main theme of the article is the “death” of social media networks and in particular it highlights Facebook, Myspace and Second Life among others.
The first I noticed was the odd combination of social media networks to compare. As I see it, the networks mentioned aim at totally different users, I would doubt that Facebook and Myspace has the same target groups as Second Life. My experience is that Facebook and Myspace is more aimed towards kids and teenagers, whereas Second Life has a much wider audience both as for age and geographical location.
The journalist also spice it up with adding a bunch of social media networks exclusively for Sweden that started off quite strongly but later on died out. If to compare something, at least a fair deal would be to have similar target groups as for age and geographical location. I started to read the article with interest but quickly got annoyed of what I feel is just empty words without any statistical fact behind the statements.
I firmly believe it is hard to compare Second Life to any of the social media that is mentioned in the article. Second Life is obviously a way to communicate, to connect, a social network simply. But, the big difference is, that Second Life provides so much more depth and possibilities, that a comparison between Facebook and Second Life becomes just ridiculous Or, perhaps you can create and design buildings, avatars, clothes … and similar in Facebook now?
I believe all these negative predictions are wrong. I believe that Second Life does have a future and all the changes and new possibilities I saw highlighted in Second Life featured news from their official blog the other day proves me right. Second Life is developing and will provide even more opportunities.
To summarize, the definition of crisis doesn’t mean per default a negative development A crisis is a turning point, a change, for worse … or for better! I believe the changes we are experiencing in Second Life right now, is just that. Through the crisis something better is developing.
Open toe pumps, the latest edition from L’s collection in Second Life! These pumps will provide you multiple choices of shoe color as well as nail polish color! Mix and match to fit your outfit, change as many times you wish, easy and fast!
Adjust the skin color of the toes to match your skin! Change the look of the pumps! 7 different bow textures in crushed velvet, 7 different suede textures for the shoes and 14 nail polish options!
Conveniant HUD provided as well as user-friendly re-size script for an individual fit and alpha layer included for best look of the pumps!
Below is some highlights of the open toe pumps, please make sure to visit Lutricias Luxuries main store in-world Second Life for more footwear for women from the L’s collection or check out the Second Life Marketplace listings!
Questions? Please contact me, I’ll be happy to assist you.
Boots for fun times! Rigged mesh boots with high heels!
A new release and addition to L’s heels and boots are out! These are a set of over knee rigged mesh boots, moves perfectly with your body. Designed from patchwork leather, fur and suede, true Soho style!
Five different sizes provided to ensure perfect fit for your body, as well as five different color schemes to go with your taste!
The Pocket Avatars are tiny mesh avatars about 1/4 of the the size of a normal sized Second Life avatar. Designed in fantasy theme, such as different kinds of elves (moon elf, dark elf, aquatic elf, wood elf) or inspired from mythological creatures, such as the Irish Banshee, the god of Roman mythology, the Faun (Greek Satyr).
They are perfect for any kind of fantasy role play and can use your regular AO, animations like any other avatar. You can also wear your favorite hair or prim attachment with them, just size them down to fit. Extra accessories such as boots, gowns, skirts, fairy dust, instrument … are to be found in the main store in-world Second Life.
Please note, they are unique in their design such as no exported mesh from Second Life have been used for the creation of any of the petite Pocket Avatars. All of them are originally created by Lutricia Roux and will never be sold in any full perm pack or in any other way available for other creators to mass reproduce copies. This guarantee you an unique and original tiny Pocket Avatar!
I just received following group notice when I logged in to Second Life. I thought I’ll forward it here for anyone who might be homeless in Second Life and in the need of a virtual home during the Christmas holidays.
As a form of celebrating Christmas Season, Victoria Chung Estates provides 1008sqm land for free until December 27, 2012 for those residents who has no land and wish to have a shelter during the holiday.
On December 28, 2012 all occupied parcels for free will be reclaimed and if tenant wish to keep the land, they can pay the corresponding amount (400L / 300L / 200L weekly depending on the location of the plot)
The only qualification for this offer is that the avatar must be at least 30 days old.
Feel free to IM Victoria Chung for further assistance!
Happy Holidays ^^
Lots of Love,
Apart from this, please note, anyone who like to set their home location somewhere around the land where the main store in-world are situated are very much welcome to do so. Just get in touch with me and I’ll make sure to invite you to the proper group. This offer is valid all year around ;)
A set of newborn infants, highly detailed, interactive and animated, mesh babies!
A Twinkle babe is an adorable newborn baby made of 100 % mesh. Both the mesh and the textures are highly detailed and includes many enjoyable features! They are available as complete baby package, you will get all of the following in your package:
1 baby to hold in your arms (mummy AO included with walks and sits). 100 % mesh (11 prims, LI 48)
1 baby in stroller (stroller walk included, wear it from your inventory, no need for land to interact with your baby!) Mesh and sculpted prims (33 prims, LI 65)
1 baby resting on a blanket with 2 built in animations for you to comfortably rest beside it or just admire your newborn! Mesh and sculpted prims (24 prims, LI 61)
1 baby in a basket (carry with you as you go, the arm animation will override most AO used in SL) Mesh and sculpted prims (16 prims, LI 57)
For each of the above, easy to read instructions, note cards and information for all features above.
THE MUMMY AO
One mummy AO, beautiful high quality animations to take your baby with you as you go and interact with it. The AO includes walk with your baby on the arm (choose left or right, 3 different speeds), stand and rock your baby, stand and bottle feed your baby (both with choices of left and right), sit with your baby and either bottle feed it or rock it gently in your arms. It has an option for sit override, so you can sit comfortable on your favorite chair and still hold your baby. It overrides SL default animations, you can be sure to always keep your baby safe close to you.
INTERACT WITH YOUR BABY
Interact with your baby by touching it! A menu will show where you can make your baby fall asleep by perhaps first getting a bottle or a pacifier. After it has fallen asleep, touch it gently to wake up. When the baby is awake it will blink with bright baby blue eyes, make small gentle movements and encouraging baby sounds, coo, laugh, cry or just ”talk” to you ;)
HUD DRIVEN DESIGN FEATURES
Very user-friendly and easy to use HUD for changing the baby’s clothes (2 options), diaper (2 options), hair (black, brown, red-brown or blonde) or the stroller (2 options). You can also change the look of the cuddle blanket or the stuffed toy elephant in the stroller Keep it on all the time or just when you wish to change clothes, the HUD is relatively small and will not fill up your whole screen.
Additional items to add/remove as you interact with your baby is a baby bottle, two stuffed toy animals (bear and elephant)
The permissions of all of the items in this package, including the baby, are copy, no mod, no transfer. You can easily change the size of the baby or the stroller by the included re-size script. Make a copy in your inventory, rez it and size it to fit your avatar perfectly and then delete the re-size script. Should you change your mind, you always have a safe backup! You will never need to be worried about losing your baby!
Would you like a baby to give to your partner, please contact me for a baby with transfer option.
If you have any questions, before or after you decide to invest in a Twinkle babe, please contact me. I’m happy to assist you with your newborn baby or any questions you might have!
The main part of the collection of stuffed toy animals. Latest release are the set of bears, elephant and duck created in mesh, some of them with multiple selection of cuddle animations.
The perfect cuddle elephant, stand or sit and cuddle with it, or take it under your arm as you go! The elephant includes three different animations, wear it from the inventory, touch it and have your choice from the blue menu that pops up.
Two of the animations are long cuddle animations, one when you stand up and hug, snuggle and cuddle with your elephant, one when you sit down rested on the ground. The third animation is a hold animation, you simply hold the elephant under your arm, perfect if you wish to carry it with you as you walk.
Consist of 100% mesh, created with much joy and love, I hope you will take good care of your new toy :)
As for the kids apparel, the latest releases are holiday apparel in rigged mesh:
An elegant and comfortable Christmas outfit for little girls! Teddy bear with hug animation included!
Adorable wearable Santa teddy bear with hug animation included
A cute and comfortable pajama for the holidays winter season! Designed for little girl avatars, it includes warm knitted wool socks from Grandma, rigged mesh pants and top in soft cotton fabric.
The knitted Grandma socks (red or green stripes) can be worn either as rigged mesh or you can wear the unrigged mesh pair and size them with the built in resize script. As a bonus for Christmas, a cuddly wearable Santa teddy bear is included! Wear it from your inventory and cuddle with your own stuffed animal!
The knitted Grandma socks can also be bought in a fatpack, including rigged and unrigged mesh, 7 different colours!
Hint for kids: The rigged mesh socks even fits adults, could be a perfect Christmas gift for mummy :)
Keep your little girl warm during the cold season with this charming cat faux fur hat, designed for kids and teenagers! The cat hat is unrigged mesh with high quality fur texture. Re-size it if needed with the built in resizer script, very easy to use, just touch the hat and a blue dialog box instruct you.
Keep your little girls feet warm in the cold season with these highly detailed and beautifully textured fur boots in rigged mesh! They move nicely with your body and looks great to any kind of outfit!
A complete set for outdoor activities in the Winter or Christmas holiday season! Warm fur boots and cat hat and knitted wool mittens and jumper.
Designed for little girls, fits both teenagers and smaller kids.
Rigged mesh boots in warm fur
Knitted wool jumper with sculpted collar and optional cuffs
Knitted wool mittens, wear with alpha layer for hands
Corduroy pants with belt
Unrigged cat hat in fur
Pants, cuffs, collar, mittens are mod, copy
The cat hat is copy with resize script
The boots are rigged mesh and copy only
Knitted warm wool socks in 7 different colors Fatpack, including both rigged mesh socks that follows your body or if you rather prefer, unrigged mesh socks with re-size script, all is included!
Keep your feet warm with this perfect additional holiday apparel, perfect for lazy days inside or to relax with after a long day outside in the Winter snow!
Kids, hint: The rigged mesh socks also fits adults, would be a perfect Christmas gift to your mummy :)