2018 HG: Hypergriders: What happens if your grid fails? Can you keep your stuff? Can you keep your friends?

Hypergriders: What happens if your grid fails?  Can you keep your stuff?  Can you keep your friends?What can you do to protect yourself from the closure of your grid and to minimize the consequences if it happens?Nothing stinks like the smell of losing everything you’ve built due to choosing the wrong provider. —   Terry Ford, DigiworldzGrids can fail in three waysGo out of business, closeHave a software catastrophe with extensive loss or corruption of files.Yield to a DDOS attack.If your grid fails, you have questionsCan you keep your stuff?Can you keep your friends?Can you keep your (business, entertainment) location?What can you do to avoid problems? Keep your own backup in OAR files on your own system.Make sure you like the backup system on your grid. Keep alternative contact routes in email and social media.Keep alternative sales and promotion routes in web markets and social media.********************************************More after the break*************************************************Metaverse events, recent and upcomingRegistration Deadline for the Rockcliffe Conference Extended-HYPERGRIDABLE grids open 24/7: Interactive spreadsheet for Hypergridders.Events 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 Comedy Videos from the virtual worldsWeb-world videosMetaverse places and activitiesList of Social VR/Virtual Worlds by Ryan SchultzSearch this blog with the search bar, upper left.Hypergrid Writer’s CommunityMetaverse Jobs; Job ListingsIMA projects3D WEBSITES A2Z3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community) Web-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. SummaryVirtual Outworlding news collection Destination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESHypergrid-related articles in this blog***************************************************************************************Can you keep your stuff?Keep your own backup in OAR files on your system.Backup: Saving your video production set in Kitely. AMP video notesDid the closure of Zangrid result in loss of items bought on Kitely Market?Kitely Market offers new features for product updates and grid-closure problemCreators: you are creating your brand; whether you attend to that is up to youFind out about the practices on your gridBackup. How well is Kitely protecting our data?What is your grid doing to resist a DDOS attack?Defense against DDOS attack (search)How does your grid manage backup?  Can you keep your friends?Your friends are still friends, but you need a new way to communicate. Keep alternative contact routes in email and social media. Maybe your grid should have its own G+ communityKitely VirtualIf you are in an active community, maybe it should have a G+ presence.Can you keep your (business, entertainment) location?No.  That is a loss of previous marketing.If you expect your location to have value, check out the location carefully.You build value into your location through promotion and marketing.Your fans and customers already have your location.You don’t want to go through the same effort again.Be sure you don’t pay for lower costs with higher risks.Keep alternative sales and promotion routes in web markets and social media.Kitely MarketCommunities of the virtual worlds on Google+ChecklistYou can make a backup to OAR yourself (don’t have to file a request ticket and wait for service).24/7 uptimeAutomatic grid backup.Grid support to bring traffic to your place?Promotion by the grid, web visibilityHypergrid access?  Hypergrid can bring lots more people to your place. Number of local (to you) people on the gridLanguage other than English, if that suits you betterServers near you?  You may get better service with shorter distances.Server resources: Bandwidth and best servers may give you better service.Lifestyle (eg.LGBT friendly)Active community promoting community interests.Visibility on the web? Can people find your place in a web search?Direct access: can people TP directly to your place?Help/service, problem resolution (fast)Inworld currency.  Exchangeable for dollars?Price (Nothing is cheap if it is not what you need.)Have they been in operation long enough to show staying power?RelatedPick-a-grid checklist for the HG: What to consider in choosing a grid for your project*********************************************************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.Tuesdays we focus on writing and I will also be in 3DWebWorldz.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 KitelyWeb-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. SummaryWeb-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.GetEdFundingOptimize Your GetEdFunding Grant SearchEDUCAUSEVideos from virtual worldsSelby’s YouTube ChannelFree video resources for virtual worldsSimple video editing with Shotcut, for virtual worldersConvenient video capture in Windows 10–any windowArticles about videos from virtual worldsNews and NotesCommunities in the virtual worldsOpensimworld. Destination guide for the Hypergrid   Best metaverse communitiesCommunities virtual worlds G+G+ community: Hypergrid SafariRadio in the virtual worldsOpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). Invited article by shawnkmaloneyAviation radio: Music to fly by. And to promote your aviation event.Radio for your place – Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?Metaverse beginner helpMetaverse 101 Info + Tutorials for getting started in OpensimNewcomer help in virtual worlds   Virtual worlds are about people. Communities, communication, shared goalsTime conversion: put time/zone into Google search to get your time Articles in this blogAbout educationSailing in virtual worldsAbout VideosSights of the virtual worldsPeople of the virtual worldsAbout business-For more, follow Selby Evans in Google+Annotated screenshots made with JingSecond Life, Linden, SLurl, and SL are trademarks of Linden Research Inc. This blog is not affiliated with anything.   Ads are from Google.Selby Evans in Kitely, Thinkerer Melville in Second LifeLauren is funny*****************************

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