2018 BIZ: WW: The business side of web-worlds

The business side of web-worlds Speculation on possible markets for several kinds of web-worlds.Web-world for nonprofits and public service organizationsWeb-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. SummaryMay offer several different products Turn-key: Custom built and serviced, possibly hosted.  Full user-built: Start place is empty. User builds everything.User-customized: Start place is partly built, user can add things.********************************************More after the break*************************************************Metaverse events, recent and upcomingEvents on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsHypergrid DestinationsIMA Social Web and Virtual World Events, Music, and Meeting CalendarHYPERGRID EVENTSOpenSimWorld EventsEntertainment on the HypergridOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersPromotion for virtual worlds and everything in ’emSelby’s daily events and news collection:  Virtual worlds are real Selby’s YouTube Channel-Search this blog with the search bar, upper left.OSCC 2017 PresentationsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewHypergrid Writer’s CommunityMetaverse Jobs; Job ListingsIMA projects3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community) Virtual Outworlding news collection Destination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESHypergrid-related articles in this blog********************************************************************************************************Marketing the turn-key model (targets)Retail businesses are most likely to want this.They already have their web developers on staff or on contract.Web-developer companies are the most promising market in this case.  They would want a software package on lease, with a support contract.  From their standpoint it would be added value for their product.Top E-Commerce Web Design Agenciescommercial web developersUse Cases for the turn-key modelVirtual showroom for large products:Cars, mobile homes, houses, gardens, malls, offices, ships.Sales agent can meet with visitors:show them around, answer questions,give them a sales pitch.Teacher’s assistant for elementary grades:learning games, social games, videoslive teaching assistant can be available to help children.Information/social games for public service web-worldsTeach a concept with a game. A use case for web-worldsEstablished museums can reproduce displaysAutomated and live docent can be available for visiting classesMarketing the user-customized model (targets)Customization is likely to focus on templates that fit a specific community.3DWebWorldz has examples such as art and teaching.Members of the community probably know best what the community needs.Community members are in the best position to offer customization.The software might be licensed out to members of the community.Or this might be a case where community-based management works.Scholarly articles for community based managementUse cases for the user-customized modelMiddle and high school teacher’s assistantsWorkshops, maker-placesGalleries by art coloniesMuseums.Small business web site Producers of digital contentEntertainersLibraries onlineTutors, counselors, life coachesPublic service organizations outreachInformation/social games for public service web-worldsHobby groups (place customized to fit hobby)Wholesale Hotels Group. Wholesale Hotels Group (G+)Marketing the full user-built model (targets)Virtual worlders:  Import part of their build from installed virtual worlds.Note: Web-worlds is able to import an OAR file.Maker spaces (advanced)Tech courses: Practice and share working in a tech environment.Hobbyests.Tech high school and college teacher’s assistant.Use cases for the full user-built modelShowroom for community places in installed virtual worlds.Workshop for model builders.See:  Railroad X on Steam.See:  Avatars on the web. Ruth 2.0. DragNDrop. Paper dollsCommercial animators.Advanced maker placesThe Maker Movement and the potential of virtual worldsAdvanced tech courses********************************************************* LicenseOriginal text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domainUse as you please with attribution: link to the original.All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.*********************************Drop by my web office Weekdays: 12:-12:30 Central time  (US) Cybalounge, entry place or elsewhereWe can also visit 3DWebWorldz, a professionally-built world. Mondays we focus on learning/library/museums.Wednesdays we focus on promoting your project, using this blog.Fridays we may focus on grants, contracts, business and web-worlds.Don’t register — enter as guest.  If you see no one, click the pointed push-pin (bottom line) to find me.Thinkerer Melville in Second Life, Selby Evans in KitelyA web page you can walk intoTry a browser-based virtual worldCybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsWeb-worlds are small and run in a browser with nothing else to install.Full virtual worlds are a bigger experience, but need extra software installed.Videos from virtual worldsYadNi Monde Makes ArtsSelby’s YouTube ChannelFree video resources for virtual worldsSimple video editing with Shotcut, for virtual worldersConvienient video capture in Windows 10–any windowArticles about videos from virtual worldsNews and NotesCommunities in the virtual worldsOpensimworld. 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