Tags: Twitter, Chronicles, Second Life, Virtual Worlds, Metaverse, Social Computing, Knowledge Management, KM, Learning, eLearning, Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing, Communities, Slideshare, eFoundations, Machinima, Virtual Collaboration, Online Collaboration, Remote Collaboration
Ha! And then they say that twittering hasn’t got any value add to knowledge workers. That is funny! Earlier on today one of my Twitter friends, Beth, from Chronicles – The life and resources from Beth, shared a twittering with a Web link to a superb overview presentation on one of those topics within the realm of social computing that more and more people keep talking about over and over again: Second Life. Yes, that is right, without that particular comment from Beth in Twitter I would have missed on one of those presentations around Second Life that is just worth while going through if you would want to know a whole lot more about this particular application and get to find out where most of the hype is coming from.
In the past, you would remember how I have been creating a number of different weblog entries around the subject of virtual worlds, the metaverse, Second Life and how it is shifting slowly, but steadily, the way we interact with other knowledge workers virtually, specially in the knowledge sharing, collaboration and learning environments. Well, Second Life in 3600 Seconds is one of those presentations, shared in Slideshare, that will certainly not only provide you with a good overview of why you may want to pay attention to Second Life, but it will also show some of the first initial steps to get going and some key concepts to keep in mind while you try out and experiment further.
I am really glad that Beth has shared this hat-tip today, because whenever someone coming over to me asking for a good overview of what virtual worlds are and how they operate, this is certainly one of those presentations that I would be more than happy to recommend to others. It has been put together by Eduservfoundation, the folks from eFoundations, and it surely makes for an interesting and educational read. Worth while the 3600 seconds, don’t you think?
Oh, and if you didn’t have enough check out the very helpful resource that Beth has put together as well in Chronicles around the subject of Second Life. That one is a worth while read, too, for sure!
And, finally, if you want to get hooked into Second Life, but do not have a good excuse for it, check out this particular piece of machinima that Beth shared as well over at her weblog. Very nicely done and kind of making you want some more, don’t you think?:
Thanks much, Beth, for the hat-tip and for the lovely links and resources you have put together regarding Second Life and the metaverse. I am sure I will be making use of them quite extensively. So, thanks for those! Well done !