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by Peter Moskos

June 8, 2011

Defense of Flogging

After 15 (count 'em) radio interviews today, I have one tomorrow on Virtually Speaking with Jay Ackroyd.

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 9:00PM, New York time.

I mention this because

1) He asked me to.

And 2) it will also be done on Second Life. I like to think I'm tech savvy, but I'm a little confused by the concept. But the software is on my computer and I am a quick learner.

Update: OK. I've learned a bit, thanks to a kind personalized walk-through. I bought some shoes and, er, skin. I also ditched the tie.

To just listen to the interview, this is the url for BlogTalkRadio: http://bit.ly/kaVliS.

But here's what it looks like in Second Life, which is much cooler.

Here's me chillin', thinking, "we'll never fill this barn."

And me, making sure the seat is comfortable.

See you tomorrow!

More Info:

From within Second Life, you can use this url.

And if the rest makes sense, good on ya'. And no, I do not offer tech support.
Join the conversation with IRC (internet relay chat) Simple!

1. Before or during a program, connect to http://webchat.freenode.net/
2. Give yourself a name.
3. Enter #vspeak into the channel field.
4. NOTE: 'Relay Rinq' is not a person but a bridge to IRC chat.
5. While listening to a live program on BlogTalkRadio, type comments and questions into the text field. Read what others write.
6. Begin your question with 'QUESTION' so it's easy for the host to spot. and/or:

Join the Studio Audience in Second Life

1. Download a Phoenix viewer: http://www.phoenixviewer.com/downloads.php
2. Create a free account @ secondlife.com (pass on their viewer)
3. Orientation: learn to drive your avatar. Type the link into chat, select enter then double click: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Ability/128/128/23
4. Use SL search to find and join two groups: Virtually Speaking and Phoenix Viewer Support. Find and use the orientation at Virtual Ability Island.


Sherry Reson said...

I'm delighted, Peter, by both your willingness to plunge into this technology which has a foot in gaming and another in social networking. I'm looking forward to listening (and watching) tomorrow night.

Sherry Reson said...

Readers interested in the SL platform might be more comfortable if they give themselves a few hours (or days) to acclimate in advance of attending real-time events.

Mrs Gotti Rules said...

Pete, there is no way my husband will be able to clickety-clack that. You have just made his head explode with all that technical talk.