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.

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People talk a ton about what they're doing online versus what they're doing in the real world. People often talk about meeting-up in the real world once they've connected in places like Twitter or Facebook. Let me ask you this: when you're on Twitter or Facebook or Blogging are you not in the real world? Is your online avatar simply that: a representation of who you would like to be instead of who you really are? I am typing this Blog post right now in the real 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.

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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Virtual Event Technologies Defined

SocialFish

No doubt you’ve started investigating the dizzying array of digital solutions for your event: content-capture, hybrid, live stream, on-demand, Skype, videoconferencing, virtual, webinar, 2D, 3D. Virtual Event Definitions. 2D Virtual Platform. Two-dimensional computer-based digital models that are representational of real world objects. 2D Virtual Platforms are similar to our standard desktop user interface where the user points and clicks. Virtual Event.

When Twitter Gave Me Howler Monkey Angst

Waxing UnLyrical

Also the super hot women in the avatar or the eggheads are a dead giveaway. Brian Meeks used to make his living in the virtual world of Second Life, where he built spaces for corporate clients under the name Ecocandle Riel. [Ed: I'm on vacation. Here's the fourth of a week's worth of guest posts.]. There was an auto-DM waiting for me this morning. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up, and I felt my #HowlerMonkeyAngst boiling to the surface.

How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Events You Attend

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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.

The magical power of great writing and insight

The Way of the Web

Considering the book was partly inspired by the site of barrage balloons over London during World World 2, imagine the power of seeing the following, particularly at the same time as reading the latest UK issue of Wired, which features this article by Steven Levy on artificial intelligence , and leads with the application of AI to sorting in warehouses.

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. Click again and get a free account on World of Warcraft for a month. There are some plug-and-play virtual item platforms now.

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The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

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Add an avatar and a bio at the minimum. If people would simply apply common sense practices, both real life and on the web, the world would be such a better place. As the author of both Face to Face: How To Reclaim the Personal Touch in a Digital World and How To Work a Room, I’ve stressed that what we do both online and off-line (face to face) contributes to our reputations. Don’t do in the virtual world what you would not do in the real world.