Thinking Past the Edges of My Skin

June 9, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Internet Life and Humanity 

I was watching a show last night on the Science Channel titled “Through The Wormhole“. Hosted by Morgan Freeman, the show is an excellent low-impact introduction to some of the more dicey concepts of modern science. They tackle subjects primarily on the “edges” and have interviews and cameos from names most folks have never heard of, but they do a very reasonable job of delving deeper into these otherwise mystical disciplines. In my opinion, Morgan Freeman and their writing/production staff do a very excellent job teaching and satisfying the human curiosity. But …
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When Did Social Media Become Social Engineering?

March 26, 2011 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: Linden Lab and Second Life 

A post on the new Second Life Community Forums triggered a thought chain earlier, and after letting it stew for a few hours, I decided it was time to pose the above question. The question is somewhat rhetorical, but also in the same light very troubling. There is a very evident “shift” in the underlying motives of today’s Social Media … and from what I see, that shift is most troubling.
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Second Schizophrenia

March 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on Second Schizophrenia
Filed under: Linden Lab and Second Life 

Now that we’ve dispatched with the hullabaloo around RedZone, and we’ve all sufficiently pounded on Unkle Hammy for trashing the Residents (meaning paying customers) of Second Life … it’s time to start looking ahead again. Today’s post deals with some thoughts looking forward into Second Life’s future and how it might impact their customer base.

(Be advised, this is conjecture, theory, hypothesis and plain ole blue-skying. While some facts have been used as springboards into the topic, nothing written here is backed up by inside knowledge.)
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