Plus you'll just have a blast simply trying to stay on the track and not plunging into the water.
Miles for the Missing!
"Nazz Lane Gets Lively"
I logged into Lively, Google's virtual world for the first time today. If you're out there already, look me up, (nazzlane) I'd like to hear your thoughts about it. Coincidently,I had just responded to an event request from Rissa Maidstone for later this day to listen in on a panel discussion, "Second Life Looks At Google Lively", which I eagerly registered to attend.
After installing the viewer and choosing an avatar, I looked through a list of rooms to go into and chose a coffeehouse for my first time rez. I only stayed in Lively briefly as initially I found it to be laggier then SL. I'd not yet figured out how to move around, so while there I simply sat on a leather sofa and listened in on an active chat. I was greeted by several people and we exchanged pleasantries. The one notably comment from someone in the coffeehouse suggested that standing around and chatting seemed to be the way to pass time while there, sort of anti-lively don't you think.
I'm planning to spend a more time there over the next few weeks getting to know my way around and I will post here about the people I meet and the places I see.
IM Bobby Capra inworld for information
IM Bobby Capra in world.
I'd found out about "Gazooky" while in second life, a group notice from the Written Word group had arrived with a note card announcing a writing contest along with LM for the SL site. I opened the note card, quickly read it and then moved the LM to a folder before TP'ing over.
When the site rezzed, I found it to be an average build for a commercial site and I wandered in to look around before taking a note card with some additional information. I was about to leave when avatar braceyourself Bravin arrived and we begin a text chat. As it turned out he is a member of the development team and explained some of the background on the product along with walking me through a demonstration of a document he'd produced using the tool. The tool allows you to create a multi format document, to include text, audio and pictures in it. Documents can be stored and shared on the site.
After returning to my place on Book Island, I launched a browser window and took a look at the web site. The cost is free for new accounts, however you are limited to approximately thirty or so paragraphs. Paid accounts get you more space. Documents can be stored and shared on the site. I did create an account, downloaded and installed the client reader. I've yet to create anything using the tool but am planning to shortly and will let you all know what I discover.