What Did You Get for Christmas? I Got an Avatar from Far Far Away!

5 thoughts on “What Did You Get for Christmas? I Got an Avatar from Far Far Away!”

  1. Well I’m glad you like your dapper new avatar. I just love shopping 🙂 and it certainly helped that I know some of your personality through your blogging, Twitter and our IM conversations, despite a geographical distance.

  2. I can see it how: “Ms Jazzydee Raymaker, Esq, Avatars Outfitters for the Discerning Metaverse Executive” 🙂

    Seriously, just like RL, I can see how the commerce in SL provides the ecosystem to provide services like this to people who don’t have the skill or time to do it. However, its also more the reason we need avatar portability between metaverses… I want to wear what I buy in SL in other metaverses.

  3. Hi Jazz! Thanks much for dropping by and for the feedback! It is greatly appreciated! I really like the avatar! Yesterday I was in another orientation session for an upcoming event and felt like *really* being there! So incredibly connected!! And you are right, too! One of the great things from social networking is how you can work through showing your interests, your personality, your expertise and knowledge and people can then build a mental profile of who you are and in your case it was just … spot on!! So thanks a lot for that!

    James, LOL! I bet she would be really well off in that respect!! I am not sure whether I would be able to find the article again or not, since I lost all of the feeds from the last few years recently, but I seem to recall how there was an intiative (Perhaps even between IBM and Second Life) to actually come up with some sort of virtual worlds standards that would then be extending further into whatever the virtual environment. Not sure whether that is still going ahead for this year or not, but it looks like it was thought about at some point.

    Oh, while I was just putting together those words I performed a Google Search on the topic and you will find very relevant links on the very top, including the reference to the eightbar blog post where I saw it first. You could even touch base wit either of those folks participating there although I have seen Andy Piper already commenting in your blog post on the subject.

    Either way, I agree with you that it would be really good to actually have something concrete in this area, along the same lines you identified, i.e. Virtual OpenID Avatar of some sort. Let’s see how 2008 develops further on that need!

    Thanks for the feedback!

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