What is new is still news and what is not is still scorned.
Twenty-seven people attended the third Second Thursday in Second Life to hear Daniel Terdimen, a journalist with C|Net who’s beat is SL, along with other cultural technology; Ute Hicks, editor of Second Life Business Magazine; and Miller Copeland, editor of In the Grid to share their insights about media in Second Life. Linda Zimmer moderated and Eric Rice hosted us at the Hipcast Expo Center in SL.
There was a great conversation about communication in SL, the [no so] new Teen Grid [just new to me as it has been up since April 2005], peppered with ideas about how to use the Second Life interface to achieve business goals and some concerns voiced about overhype.
Overall, pretty balanced I thought.
Afterward, there was about half hour of networking and some pretty interesting talk about brands and a smattering of other stuff. All around a good discussion, I recommend you browse the transcript (pdf) if you are interested.
For those that like pictures, there are a few at Flickr, thanks to CC Chapman for those.
Our next meetup will be the Second Thursday in January, time to be announced. I think we will take December of because there are enough events to attend in real life that month, why add one more? 😉 Crayonville will be the host.
If you already have an account in SL, you can sign up for the Second Thursday in Second Life group. It is free and easy to do. You will be notified when you log into Second Life about upcoming events. Detailed instructions on how to do it are at the top of the transcript.
Thanks to all who participated.