As some of you may have seen listed in the forums or even on facebook, there was an article posted recently about how Facebook killed the Virtual World. I personally don't see that as a fair comparison, the two are rather opposite and are very different in many many ways.
Some years ago, the late Nobel prize-winning Dr. Albert Schweitzer was asked by a reporter, "Doctor, what's wrong with men today?" The great doctor was silent a moment, and then he said, "Men simply don't think!"
It's about this that I want to talk with you. We live today in a golden age. This is an era that humanity has looked forward to, dreamed of, and worked toward for thousands of years. We live in the richest era that ever existed on the face of the earth ... a land of abundant opportunity for everyone.
However, if you take 100 individuals who start even at the age of 25, do you have any idea what will happen to those men and women by the time they're 65? These 100 people believe they're going to be successful. They are eager toward life, there is a certain sparkle in their eye, an erectness to their carriage, and life seems like a pretty interesting adventure to them.
But by the time they're 65, only one will be rich, four will be financially independent, five will still be working, and 54 will be broke — depending on others for life's necessities.
Only five out of 100 make the grade! Why do so many fail? What has happened to the sparkle that was there when they were 25? What has become of the dreams, the hopes, the plans ... and why is there such a large disparity between what these people intended to do and what they actually accomplished?
Internet etiquette is something everyone should know but often seem to ignore. In Virtual Realities poor etiquette is rampant. There are times when things are appropriate and other times when they are not. Here are some do's and don'ts that will make your experience and how others perceive you online more enjoyable. This list is not intended to make you feel good about yourself but rather to open your eyes to some behaviors either you or others you know may be imposing on others, whether intentional or not. In other words, I am not coddling you so you read this at your own risk. Don't say I didn't warn you.
1. LOL does not make it better. If you say something cruel adding a LOL or hahaha at the end does not make it a joke or funny. It is still cruel and you will be shunned the more you do it.
2. Sending a friend request before even talking to someone at all is rude. It is like walking up to them in the street and copping a feel without even asking them their name. Very inappropriate. Take a few moments and say hello, introduce yourself, find out if you even have anything in common and then politely ask if you can add them. The amount of 'friends' on your list does not make you a more desirable person to friend. Who you are and how you behave does. It just shows you will friend anyone and that is not always attractive to the right people, if you know what I mean.
3. Help new members whenever possible. You were new once too and some users joining a virtual reality may have never been on one before. Every day new people are experiencing the internet for the first time so be kind, offer assistance and you may find you make many new friends.
I logged into THERE really late last night, the only time I can get in it seems. I tried a few times earlier and got the world is full message. drat' I looked at the remarkable amount of running events but nothing caught my eye. Suddenly excited, I'll finally arrange my inventory! I stood on a deserted ~ so I thought ~ mountain in the middle of no- there, starting the long tedious task of going through my things. I didn't get very far when suddenly I saw what seemed to be right out of the new Transformers movie I recently saw a giant robot coming right for me. I was actually shocked. lol' So suddenly I was face to face with maverickfred and this colorful Aussie took me out of my inventory doldrums right into a THERE adventure. Wow what a time! phew'
Surprised by maverickfred!
Last night I saw some of the building you can do and why even when you think there is nothing to do in THERE your wrong. THERE is full of wonder and surprise. On the way to Fred's layout we passed by the White House by next3d and even though I accidentally fell out of the robot it was nice to see it's amazing detail again. Fred's place was a down-under spectacle. Kangaroos welcomed us with waterfalls and Santa Claus. Fred remarked it was a little early for the Christmas stuff but as he explained and showed me what he built I could see how much fun he really has in THERE. At the end we met who he called "the ladies" who were all playing cards. They weren't too surprised to see me. They thought my Cheetah outfit was sooo cute and that Fred knew everyone- just like Michael Wilson. What a night, truly satisfied.. I logged off to drift away to Kangaroo dreams of THERE down-under and all the places I have yet to explore.
So tonight in THERE I was really enjoying my stuff. Trying on everything in my inventory and just deciding what I wanted to keep and what I wanted to sell/return to get the 900t's I needed to rent the house for my club for just one more month. I did get the tbux that I needed and now I got nostalgic about my things. I forgot how much I really enjoyed what I designed and all the memories that went with it.
The outfit I designed and wish I was wearing when Samsyn showed up....
So basically I was just relaxing and about to go to an event when I got a surprise visit from Samsyn. He had his staff Icon in his logo (which looked awesome) and a really cool Samsyn jacket. Which ofc I was wearing a mis-matched outfit, two pieces I had decided to get rid of...ugh why didn't I. So now I'm caught wearing a bad outfit, but realizing it would have been weirder to suddenly change I stayed in it lol.
I never met Samsyn before so it was interesting to see what he was like. He was pretty interested in his job, commenting on my eyes being too shiny, but then with a sense of humor and charm he commented on their nice shape and the non-groucho like brows I was sporting. Which is what every girl likes to hear. 'blush 'lol. I wanted to repay the kindness and I told him I really liked his jacket. He said it was his second favorite possesion and to my surprise he took out his favorite one. It was a giant buzzsaw hoverboard thing! Good thing we were in THERE otherwise my clubhouse would be chopped to bits and we would be headless.