I was at a very exciting First Tuesday Norway meeting tonight and of course I will share it with you. As I call myself a network evangelist and am curious about new technology, I just had to attend since the subject was a new phenomena; Second Life (SL). Some of you might know about it as there are 4 mil of us out there already. It’s not just another web based videogame, but an internet based virtual world. There were several speakers who told about their experience in SL. Big companies like Adidas, Toyota, Dell, Routers, Universal Studios are represented with offices within SL. IBM has a big head office simulating branch offices in several countries and their own organisation for IBM employers. Business Week had a interesting article about it way back in Mai 2006.

I was fascinated and of course I had my Nokia mobile phone on hand to capture some of the speeches. Sorry for the quality, but the lighting wasn’t like bright daylight (so please click to enlarge):

Power to the people; we are talking about user controlled content!

Commercial at SL – U2 gave live concert!

Advertising agencies: Design ContainersMaximilian Milosz from Norway.

The last pic on the right side is a Norwegian furniture carpenter who has made his living from SL since November 2006. He is not only making and selling furniture’s anymore; he can build your own dream house or office on SL. His name is Maximilian Milosz.

This was only a few examples of how this community is growing and what’s going on in there. If you like to meet me, I have my own avatar (nick name) and it is RennyBA of course. In SL you also have a last name (you have a list to chose from!) and mine is Janus. See you there?

Speaking of internetworking and current activity in blogsphere, my blog friend Lifecruiser has chosen me as one of her A-team cruisers. The cyber cruise starts on Friday and on Saturday, me and my blog friend TorAa will welcome you all to Oslo. So stay tuned if you are an internet globetrotter – its free of charge you know:-)

Update:
Maximilian Milosz’s blog – go visit!

15 Comments

  1. I hardly can believe all this stuff about second life, it’s just so amazing!!!

    Yes, we’re looking forward to be your guests on saturday :-)

    Our fabulous cyber cruise has many other fantastic destinations too such as: Belgium, Spain, Germany, Alaska (!), US, Italy, Dominican Republic, Australia and other mystery destinations!

    Welcome to cruise with us :-)

  2. I’ll probably get sucked into it one of these days. For now I need to keep up with life #1. I’ve heard some amazing stories though. Is this the future? I feel a blog coming on. Thanks for the seed Renny. ;) I’m tagging along for the cruise. I like free!

  3. A few of my bogging friends are into Second Life. They are a bit addicted to it.
    This is why I am afraid to do it.
    I am a bit of an obcessive compulsive with new glittery things.
    I am worried I would lose my self in the web world completely!
    But it is hard to hold back if you are gonna try.
    Oh..now I am torn. Play SL or tidy up……Oh my! :)

  4. Mother of Invention

    I can see you perfectly into this! You’re a natural networker, businessman and a whiz on computers! I’ve never heard of this, but it is enough for me to keep blogging and e-mailing friends.

  5. I’m curious about SL but my laptop graphics card isn’t good enough for it which is just as well!

  6. @MrsLifecruiser: It is amazing yes, but easy to get addicted!
    Looking forward to welcome you all to Oslo with TorAa on Saturday!

    @Balou: If so, remember to find me and request for Friendship!
    I don’t know if its the future but I want to know whats going on out there you know:-)

    @Lynn: A real good point and I’m afraid of that too as I feel I nearly have enough time for my life #1. But of course as an alternative to tidy up:-)

    @MotherOfInvention: LoL so say all my friends and also my wife too:-)

    @Caledonia: It takes some graphic power yea, but not that bad. My 2 year old Compaq laptop and W XP works quite well.

  7. wow!!thats so amazing for me!second life!!

    computer is really a wonder :)
    hope you have a nice day,Renny!

  8. Hmmmm…this is definitely very interesting about SL Renny :)

    I’ll tune in on that cruise :D

  9. My computer is too old for second life as it turned out, or my graphic card won’t support it :-(

    So have you packed your bags yet? *lol*

  10. I would love to spend some time in a second life but I fear this has to wait till I am dead. For now I don’t have enough time for my first life!

  11. Some buzz has percolated down to me but I had no idea second life was that big!

  12. I couldn’t resist. I signed up as “balou sands”. I haven’t gotten off “Introduction Island” yet but am already enjoying flying and walking under water.

  13. barefoot_mistress

    I am not sur which life I am using right now, but I hope it isnt my last!
    I see you went to Porsgrun, I hope you didn ttip over your cup to check if the ….

    :P

  14. @Ghee: Yes, amazing, but also time consuming:-)

    @Shionge: Glad you find something of interesting here!
    Welcome to our cruise tomorrow!

    @MrsLifecruiser: But your First Life is very graphical!
    I’ve packed and are ready to have you here in Oslo tomorrow!!

    @Sidney: The real life is always the best you know:-)

    @Pearl: and it’s growing very fast. 20 000 new users every day!

    @Balou: Welcome then and thanks for inviting me as your friend!

    @BarefootMistress: No matter which life, it is always good to see you here!
    I did, but before the cup was filled up :p

  15. I think I read it on some online newspapers here. It sounds quite interesting

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