I've blogged here before about Second Life, and I recently started up some new ventures in the virtual world after a too-long hiatus. I took the break first because I was preparing for my move to Tok and wasn't sure the DSL connection could handle the load so I keyed back my activities in SL (as Second Life residents refer to it).
Those activities included weekly events on the virtual island I co-own and a Web-based TV show called Real Biz in SL as well as a self-produced podcast about my Second Life experiences as the avatar Cybergrrl Oh (my virtual persona).
Then when I got to Tok, the connection did support SL, however, I realized that I'd easily go over my 10 Gig bandwidth limit if I spent too much time "inworld." So I phased out much of my activities while still holding on to several parcels of a virtual island and still podcasting about Second Life concentrating more on issues rather than experiences.
Now I'm diving back in because I've finally been able to upgrade to a new more affordable and higher speed DSL account. The two main activities for me will be:
1. Regular author appearances on Athena Isle (the island I co-own with 7 other people); and
We recently hosted New York Times bestselling author Marjorie M Liu on the island. The event took place in a virtual gothic castle.
It's good to be back in Second Life because Second Life is one of the best social media communications tools out there, and I'm looking forward to continuing to learn how to communicate in a 3-dimensional environment.
Are you in Second Life? If so, what are you doing?