2015 NEW: BIZ: HG: HGprojects organization? Do we have one? Do we need one?

HGprojects organization?  Do we have one? Do we need one?The Hypergrid is made of a collection of people working together for mutual benefit.   Projects are emerging that are aimed specifically at benefiting the people of the HG.  There may be a benefit from creating an organization to help these projects work together.Possible objectives for a HG Projects organization. Identify target populations who might be attracted to what HG offers.Find ways of efficiently getting our message to these populations.Publicize and promote our attractive features to these target populations.Identify barriers that keep potential customers away from our businesses.Promote and fund steps to remove those barriers.Identify and promote ideas that benefit the development of the HG.Coordinate efforts, avoid duplication of effort,Ann Tree Prenyour comments on a “Hypergrid Chamber of Commerce”OpenSim Community: Should your grid have a Chamber of Commerce?***********************************(More after the break)Where is Arcadia?***********************************Timely InformationInformation which may be immediately important to some peopleThe case of the vanishing suitcaseMetaverse events, current and upcomingBallet Pixelle presents “The Nut”: dance in the virtual world Thru Dec.VWBPE Call for papers, Meet 3/9-12/2016. Proposals due by 1/17/2016WELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESEntertainment on the HypergridHYPERGRID EVENTSHobo Reserved Sandbox on Kitely. ***********************Metaverse beginner helpMetaverse 101 Info & Tutorials for getting started in OpensimA Dimension BeyondVirtual Outworlding Table of Contents. SummaryNewcomer help in virtual worldsVirtual worlds are about people. Communities, communication, shared goalsTime conversion: put time/time zone into Google search to get your time Scroll down for News, Notes, and Info**********************Who might want to support such an organization?Business directCommercial grid owners wanting more customersContent creators selling their goods, especially on the Kitely marketMarkets (inworld or web-based)Property developers seeking rentersEntertainment performers and venuesThese would have direct benefit from the projects.Non-business sharedEducators who bring students into virtual worldsArtists who display and possibly sell their work in virtual worldsCreative people who want others to share their creativityHobbyists who what to share their hobbies with othersEveryone who sees a value in a busy economyBloggers who write about the HG or virtual worldsEveryone on the Hypergrid benefits from increasing numbers of users. More people mean more visibility and thus wider awareness.Content creators get more customers.Entertainment services get a larger audience.Potential customers get more choices.Venues get more entertainers.Commercial grids get growth in potential customer baseOpenSim developers get more consulting demand.Is there anything like this now?Maria Korolov collects and reports the kind of information a Chamber of Commerce might collect and report.  Those reports appear in Hypergrid Business.Various grids or groups promote HG-wide projects.DigiWorldz lets residents promote their places on its welcome simOpenSimWorld Promotes destinations for the gridKitely Calendar: A project of the Kitely Community MeetingKitely Merchant Fair open nowKitely promotes its public worlds on its web site:  Explore worldsWhat goals would the HG Chamber of Commerce work on?Reduce barriers to entryIn a HG chamber of commerce, this activity would be a continuing committee with the mission: Identify barriers to entry.Find and report on existing efforts to reduce these barriers.Find ways to assess the effectiveness of such barriers.Propose and publicize additional methods to remove the barriersHow to start in a virtual world, the video: Now see it on your browserVirtual world welcome points:  Littlefield shows features to consider.Simvalley offers free land, free sim for a while. Help Island: BeatThisIncrease HG publicity and promotionsIdentify and promote free or low cost methods for promotion.Focus especially on outworld* audiences.*Outworld: not yet in virtual worlds.Promote Destination GuidesOpenSimWorldHypericaPromote ease of HypergriddingFirestorm hops: Textable travel links; for the HG BeatThis list? BarelyEncourage and promote communities of interestCommunity hub for STEM education. Abyss ObservatoryLive musicRole playingMachinima and videographyWritingOthers TBDHelp to develop HG wide event promotion.OpenSim Hypergridding EVENTS Google Calendar UsersHYPERGRID EVENTSEntertainment on the HypergridEvents on the Hypergrid. Selected Google calendarsIdentify and promote needed technical improvementsMethod to take donations and pay developersVehicle Physics.  Hypergate management system.  Reliable Hypergates Maria’s Survey, August, 2014People search (G+ maybe? Or maybe Opensimworld )HGProjects. The BeatThis list for Hypergrid. Current statusRelatedGrid welcome centers on Hypergrid, examples and summary. HGProjectsHYPEvents, a Hypergrid event directory. For my HG BeatThis ListSummer of Arts in 2015, Metropolis MetaversumTanGLe Grid: Hypergrid Treasure Hunt. Organization phase. The HGPprojects**********************************************************************************News and Notes***********************The Hypergrid WIP ShowThe Hypergrid WIP is a one hour “show & tell” of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog. Next WIP show Next WIP show: Jan 10, Noon SLTLocation TBD Narasnook  locationPut the line below in your World Map next to Find.  Click Find. TPworld.narasnook.com:8900At Narasnook, use World Map to search for PandoraCookie II locationHG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TPgrid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22Previous Articles from the WIP show WIP Show: How to with NPC, Nara Malone. Storytelling of the futureWIP on Cookie II, Kitely, 9/20 Dolls, Discos, and DiscussionWIP August 23, A conversation about being creativeThe WIP show, 7/18/2015: Virtual mobile art by Lucy AfarensisWIP Show at Hobo Sandbox on Cookie II, KitelyWIP Show, works in progress on the Hypergrid June 3, 2015Hypergrid WIP meeting. The creatives of the hypergridEntertainment on the HypergridEvents on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsEntertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ communityHYPERGRID EVENTSHypergrid DestinationsHG links– depending on your interestsEvents on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsMaria’s OS grid survey, 2015Best metaverse communities   Arcadia Asylum All Around   G+ community: Hypergrid SafariG+ community: Metaverse ToursHypergrid Destinations*****I publish about 6 days a week, skipping 1 or 2 days in midweekFor more on topics like this, circle Selby Evans in Google+ What do we do in Virtual Worlds? Search on page with Google Chrome: Ctrl+f, search bar upper right.Google search this blog: Search bar, upper left–or:Put site:virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com at the end of the search terms What is Second Life?Annotated screen shots made with JingAll original content on this blog is Creative Commons License, attribution only. Second Life, Linden, SLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc. This blog is not affiliated with Second Life or anything else. Ads are from Google.Selby Evans in Kitely, Thinkerer Melville in Second LifeLauren is funny;   Avatar  Repertory Theater

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