I've downloaded Second Life - NOW WHAT?!
By Queen Tureaud on June 27, 2007
BlogHer Original Post
BlogHer '07 in Second Life it taking off!!! Is your avatar flying with us, or still stuck on the ground??
Many of you have downloaded Second Life this past week and it's time to take a deep breathe and get comfortable moving around.
I'm sure it would be just fine with you if our conference just came to your avatar and set up shop-but trust me...you are going to want to walk (or fly) around the FOUR island conference center provided by Hyperstring.net, not to mention dance to a live performance by female-fronted band Toe'd Up at Sanctuary Rock (a Second Life based nightclub-owned and operated by a fellow female blogger!)and strut your stuff with your personalized avatar makeover compliments of Vodkarella.com.
So yeah, you need to learn how to move.
First thing is first..the arrow keys are your friends. They do it all and you need to get comfortable using "up" as a forward move and "down" as backward.
The "page up" and "page down" keys will help you jump and fly...but using the "fly" button on the bottom of your screen might be the way to start off. Once in the air, you can then use those all important arrow keys to move forward, back, left and right.
Let's practice together! Don't forget I am available to help and SHOW you these things during my BlogHer in SL office hours:
Queen Tureaud office hours:(PST)
If you can't figure out how to send me an instant message while you are in SL-send me an email during those hours at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will come FIND YOU.
For those who have yet to register-get moving! You will get to hear audio LIVE from Chicago and mingle with BlogHers in Second Life.
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=137268. Registration is free.