New Official Second Life Blog(s)!

Second Life's New Blogs

Oh yes, they’re here! As promised, with a few delays, Linden Lab finally released their new communication vehicle for the masses: a series of blogs under an unifying theme, with several categories — Features, Community, Working Inworld, Technology, Land and Sea, and Press. Not quite the way the Old Blogs were structured (where each Linden willing to blog about SL had their own personal space), but definitely a difference for the one-size-fits-all blog so far. Hopefully this will allow a lot more interaction!

The new design is clean, neat, modern, minimalist (as it’s currently the fashion), and, frankly, it does look good. You log in with your SL account to post comments, so there is no way you are truly anonymous as before: if you wish not to reveal your information when commenting, you have no choice but to comment under an alt. Gone is WordPress too — the new blog system uses Jivespace. I guess the choice was mostly because Jivespace has better “community” facilities and a way to integrate with SL’s authentication mechanism…

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  • The Lab already had an authentication module that plugged into WordPress. I don’t know why they didn’t use that.

  • It took me a long time to find the RSS feed for all the blogs (i.e. the one RSS feed that contains them all). It wasn’t easy. Each of the new blogs has numerous feeds associated with it. I’m still not sure if I found the “all” feed.

  • Get away from open source is a step back. They are now far away most bloggers, but i find it as an irrelevant step.

  • The only problem I see, is one that existed before in the old Blogs and continues to exist today.

    That is simply this, “There is a difference between HEARING and LISTENING”.

    While Linden Lab wants to make a big to-do about the new Blogs, it doesn’t change the fact that they will continue to ignore their customers.

    It’s too bad they put so much work in a nicely formatted Blogging System, when those Blogging can’t be bothered to take an interest in their Customers.