2017 WW: BIZ: Monetizing user-built web-worlds

Monetizing user-built web-worldsThe technical feasibility of virtual worlds on a browser is well demonstrated.  A capability for user-built web-worlds is emerging in Cybalounge. This is somewhat like what Second Life offered  in 2004.  Can it be monetized as Second Life was back then?  Watch on YouTubeTalk show done in Cybalounge on available set.Cybalounge tutorial: Visit public worldsCybaLOUNGE is a user-built 3D virtual world running in a browser.You get a free world when you register at Cybalounge.How to start building in Cybalounge, a roadmap for beginners Cybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsWeb-worldsA web-world is a 3D world in a browser page.  You just go there as you would to a flat browser page.  Web-worlds don’t need a grid–they have web-addresses.  But they can be usefully aggregated in a user-built environment.The environment can provide tools and resources that users need for building.It can bring together sellers and buyers in an environment that supports exchanges.Dieter Heyne has built such an environment in Cybalounge.  He presently offers free worlds there.  Register there and you get one free world.Some people may want more.  He could think of leasing additional worlds.Anyone who has built in virtual world could build in Cybalounge.  Video capture: Convienient video capture in Windows 10–any windowGoogle community: 3D web-worlds of the browser********************************************More after the break*************************************************Metaverse events, recent and upcomingAvatar Repertory Theater (ART) prepares a frightful Halloween show.Mal Burns: Inworld ReviewHypergrid Writer’s CommunityHYPERGRID EVENTSMetaverse Jobs; Job ListingsIMA locations3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community)Selby’s daily news collection:  Virtual worlds are real   Virtual Outworlding news collection Events on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsDestination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESEntertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ communityHypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blog*****************Cybalounge is nearing the point where it is time to think about monetizing it.Dieter Heyne owns all the rights so he will decide on the monetizing.But others may want to offer investments or investment agreements.Or others may want to contract with him for use of the Cybalounge software.Some may even want to consider developing their own user-built web-world.Others probably have the technical skills to do what Cybalounge can do.But Dieter is first mover with several years lead in the developed Cybalounge.PossibilitiesMonetizing follows the grid modelCybalounge offers leased worlds for a charge.A leased world is like a current world except you get multiple worlds for a fee.Maybe you also get a collection of template worlds to modify for your purposes.Maybe $10 (USD) gets you 5-10 worlds and some file space for inventory. But that pricing is just my speculation. At those prices, technical assistance would probably cost extra.This is likely to be the starting model, but what if Cybalounge gets popular?Dieter might hire people and expand the business.Monetizing follows the software modelDieter leases the software to one or several operators who run their own grids.Dieter is hired by the operators as consultant.The operators may compete on services: speed, grid inventory, etc.The operators handle details of marketing and operating.This model could be of interest if Cybalounge develops a large market.Monetizing follows the Venture Capitalist modelVenture capitalists put up money to finance fast development and wide promotion.This kind of interest could develop if Cybalounge gets to be widely known. It is too far away to speculate on what might emerge from that.Who might want a user-built virtual world? People from the existing virtual worlds: a gateway into the “real” virtual worlds.Public service organizations with volunteers ready to promote their projects.Marketers wanting to provide an online sales floor or store front.************************DetailsHow would the grid model work?People would “lease” web-worlds in Cybalounge.Cybalounge presently provides tools for building in a Cybalounge web-world.Cybalounge would provide template worlds to be imported into a leased world.Example of a template world: Talk show set.The set has all the generic features needed to run the show.  You could make a video for YouTube with this:Convienient video capture in Windows 10–any windowThe user would want to replace the backdrop with something specific to the show.  A video presentation on YouTube could be placed there, or a different graphic.  This is the advantage of a user-built world.  The user can modify the world.  No cost.  No waiting for service.  You just do it.People would want custom buildingCybalounge would provide contacts to builders with experience in Cybalounge.That would include custom avatars, animations, and scripted objects.Custom work would cost extra.  What if you want a professionally built and managed web-world?Web-worldz.com can provide a complete web-world.Follow the link above to see a sample.  What Cybalounge could offerBundled aggregation (like a grid)Web worlds with tools for user-buildingTech supportDocumentationSystem development and servicesSoftware development (Like Cybalounge)World templates that can be used with little modification.Compliance with standards.Voice options (free and not free)Unbundled aggregation Asset marketing (like Kitely Market).Communication among users.Share assets among users. Carry assets across worlds.Cooperative promotion.Cooperative marketing services (building and greeting).Prefab worlds and contents.Services: live streaming, video capture and publishing, etc. ************************Examples of products and servicesProductsKitely market (potential aggregator If demand develops)Punk OfficeKeldall shirtsServicesWebworldz     Punk OfficeWeb-worlds in useIMA web-world gives a sample of virtual worlds. Join a meeting, talk to live people from the other side.IMA Community web site: Visit a web-world.Web-worlds in your browser: Visitor’s guideWeb-worldz.com  **************************GeneralWhat is Cybalounge? Where is it going?User-built web-worlds are here. Do they have a business model?Browser-viewer, progress and possibilities: SummaryWeb-world: Marketing. 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