Will Microsoft and Xbox rule online identities in the future?

The Way of the Web

A really interesting Microsoft internal team video has appeared on the web, showing the ambition of the Windows Gaming Experience team for your Xbox avatar to become your identity and persona in the digital world. It’s really interesting in light of some of my previous thoughts regarding Xbox Live Avatars, when I claimed back in 2008 that introducing avatars was a big mistake.

6 Ways Emerging Technologies Are Set to Change the Use of Social Media

SocMed Sean

Thanks to Maria for sharing her thoughts, I’ll be curious to see how these technologies adapt our use of social media, especially when it comes to augmented and virtual reality! The increasing use of the Internet of Things has resulted in so many changes in the way we live our lives and interact with our physical world. Social media helps in bringing people closer, whereas virtual reality takes a person away from the real world and immerses them in their solitary world.

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Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth

Called Facebook “Credit&# it includes a real world component named, rather fetchingly, “App2User&# , which aims to encourage merchants and loyalty programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer points and Flybuys and whatnot to use the Facebook points social media system. But first… Quick note on currency and Virtual Goods. CURRENCY: Money has no inherent worth – it’s all virtual. Virtual or otherwise. Converting Real World Points with App2User.

How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Events You Attend

agora pulse

Wondering whether to attend another virtual event? “Business as usual” has been replaced with Zoom calls, Skype meetings, WhatsApp chats, and a whole bunch of virtual events. Virtual expo with booths, auditorium, and chat rooms. Virtual Event Stats 2020.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Expansions and upgrades Twitter’s not World of Warcraft so this is a bit harder. Virtual Real Estate a tough one again if you are not a virtual world like Second Life but how about a special forum for payment. Real World Events Music labels, film studios pay MySpace for record launches and Secret Shows. An ongoing service of account managers advising companies wanting to be Dell or Zappos would also be a nice sideline investment.

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The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Add an avatar and a bio at the minimum. LinkedIn Gathering all the email addresses of users you are connected to — even locating email addresses of LinkedIn Group managers — and utilizing this mailing list to promote your own company or service off-site. If people would simply apply common sense practices, both real life and on the web, the world would be such a better place. Don’t do in the virtual world what you would not do in the real world.