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SLTweets HUD - Metaverse to Real Life Gateway

December 23rd, 2007 | Category: Grid, HUD, Twitter

If you get around Second Life a lot, then you need to check out the SLTweets HUD, available inworld at DarkWood’s Magic Land and on SL Exchange. This handy little HUD allows you to post directly to your twitter account, a handy little feature and if you are interested my account is stoneculdesac.

But, the coolest features by far are the tagging and note taking you can do while in Second Life, and you don’t even need a twitter account for these. Using the command /123 note This is Avilion, Medieval Fantasy Role Play Community while I’m at Avilion, will place a page on your sltweets account map at that looks like this:

Note on Avilion in Second Life

Buy using this command, /123 tag learning in second life, education, while at the Ivory Tower of Primitives will place a page on your maps at that looks like this:

My Tags at the Ivory Tower of Primitives

Here is a pic showing you what the HUD can do:

SLTweets HUD Tour

Here is the complete listing of features from their site:

SLTweets HUD Features: features require that you already have a twitter account.

Send Twitter Posts (Tweets) to your account from within Second Life (Ex. /123 post This is my first twitter post from SL).
Receive incoming Tweets from your Friends Timeline within Second Life.
Incoming Tweets and Alerts are displayed on the SLTweets HUD. (Tweet, who sent it and the time it was sent in SL time).
Tweet indicator notifies you of newly received tweets (flashing green Birdie Icon). Proxy - When a posted Tweet fails due to being unavailable your Tweet will be stored for an attempted automated re-delivery.
Second Life location information is stored for each posted Tweet from within Second Life enabling you to use our Users Area to view interactive SL Maps of your SL Twittering.

SLTweets HUD Tagging and Notes (For research and more):

These features available by simply wearing the HUD and Tagging and Noting. account not required.

Save Tag’s for places you have visited or people you have met. (Ex. /123 tag convention center, nice build, ITE)
Save private Notes for places you visited, people you have met, shops or builds of interest, products, reminders or any other kind of personal note. (Ex. /123 note Great store, nice products, very low lag)
Second Life location information is stored for each Tag and Note made from within Second Life enabling you to use our Users Area to view interactive SL Maps of your SL Tags and Notes.

Additional SLTweets HUD features:

In-World Search - Search your posted Tweets, Tag’s and Notes from within Second Life.
Search results displayed in your chat window (Owner’s chat only), results include a Second Life Link back to the location the Tweet, Tag or Note was made.
Easy access to Users Area by saying /123 usersite.
Minimize button to shrink the HUD to a thin bar.
Completely Hide/Show the HUD while still being able to post Tweets, Notes and Tags and search.

Web based SLTweets features:

SLTweets Web Maps Beta - View your posted Tweets, Notes and Tags on an interactive SL Map.
Maps showing locations (visual map), time, type (Tweet, Note, Tag) and the content of the Tweet, Note or Tag. Source: SLTweets HUD Features and Updates

If you travel around as much as I do, you’ll have many tweets, notes and tags in your maps, and SLTweets makes it easy to search through them inside your account. You can also click on the maps that are created and add in markers that can be searched using the HUD inworld, believe me when I say this is one tool you need.

SLTweets Account

I plan on using it for the next few months and I will post a follow up of how it handles large numbers of notes and tags.

Second Life URL.

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Second Life and Twitter

August 13th, 2007 | Category: Twitter, Virtual Worlds

Second Life and Twitter one would think would be an odd combination, but they work perfectly together, today it’s not about blogging anymore, who has time to read this and hundreds of other blogs a day, it’s about micro-chunking, squeezing the info into micro portions that you can “digest” easily. Twitter is perfect to use while in SL, as you can just get straight to the point and not have to worry about the whole story, a friend has even created a HUD just for Twitter, it’s at SLTweets and it’s free, so I was surprised after reading this article from Zdnet.

At the end of last week, I attended a Second Life event organized by Metaversed. ‘Second Life? That’s so 2006,’ I hear the Facebook crowd squawk. It may be old hat to some but enterprise players like Sun, Xerox, SAP and Amazon think enough of it that they, along with about 60 0thers turned up for the hour long event. On the panel was Jeff Barr from Amazon, Jonas Karlsson from Xerox, Fiona Gallagher from Sun and Craig Cmehil from SAP.

The best way to describe the event is a cross between a webinar and conference call but with the added twist of having the Second Life ‘immersion’ experience. The discussion, which centered around Second Life usage in a corporate setting was both thought provoking and of a high quality. Fiona Gallagher waxed lyrical about the ROI from training opportunities alone arguing that once executives ‘get it’ Second Life events roll very quickly into the organization. All agreed there are internal issues persuading IT to punch a hole in the corporate firewall but I can see those objections evaporating once people see the value delivered.

I was so impressed that when Craig Twittered he was back in Second Life on Sunday evening (CET), I hopped over. Much to my surprise, I found he’d created a script that allows you to Twitter from inside Second Life. There’s a few wrinkles to iron out but after a couple of false starts the service worked flawlessly. Almost immediately, Ramana Rao, one of my fellow Irregulars joined in the Twitter conversation. Source: Second Life plus Twitter for enterprise?

Try out SLTweets for yourself, hell, you may get to where you don’t even need a web browser open. ;)

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