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In science, a Meme (rhymes with “theme”) is a self-propagating unit of thought that is spread from one host to another. Richard Dawkins invented the term as a kind of idea-gene. Like genes, as Memes spread they mutate or die. For bloggers, Memes have become synonymous with internet quizzes, challenges, surveys, and novelties that people link to and pass around on their blogs.

Flat Ebbe Linden Meme

Flat Ebbe Linden Meme

After I did my Flat Rodvik meme last year, I knew as soon as I heard that Linden Lab has a new CEO that I was eventually going to do a meme about him. I did make a Flat Ebbe this time as well, but I didn’t take him around the grid on a date. I just took him to one of my favorite sims at the moment and then I thought I’d add a little bit of a twist to the meme from last time.

Meme instructions: Pick up a copy of Flat Ebbe Linden from my marketplace store for free and take him to one of your favorite places on the grid. Also, share at least three things that you’d like to tell Ebbe. Please remember to leave a link to your post in the comments and share your Flat Ebbe picture in the Blog memes flickr group.

I took Ebbe to my friend Denise Rowlands‘ sim called DeRailed. I have blogged DeRailed before. It’s one of my favorite places at the moment and I love that she changes it with each season.

My comments for Ebbe:

  1. Please hire a PR person/team to find a way to repair Second Life’s reputation. Then perhaps we won’t have the Huffington Post calling Second Life a “virtual sex world.”
  2. I love that you are interacting with residents on Twitter so frequently. Thank you for doing that. It makes us feel that you are actually listening and we have a direct way to reach you if we need.
  3. Please fix the Second Life TOS soon. I know you are working on it and it was very reassuring to hear you discuss it on Friday at the conference. I hope whatever changes you have planned are implemented quickly so it brings some relief to those content creators that are concerned about it.

I know there are a lot more issues going on in SL that I can talk about, but I think I’ll leave it at that. The first issue is what affects me and concerns me the most and is probably the main reason more people in my real life don’t know about my second life.

I didn’t get a chance to do my Friday Find last week because I went to the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference. Ebbe Altberg was one of the speakers and he was in front of a packed sim at 1pm SLT. I of course took many pictures, all of which I’ve uploaded to my drive here, in case you guys would like to see them. I added a few images of when I ran into him at a sim before that as well. I think I’ll just keep dumping all the images I take of him as I stalk see him across the grid. You guys are free to use them if you like.

His speech on Friday was very comforting to hear. He seems to be saying all the right things and seems to have great plans for the future concerning the Second Life TOS amongst a lot of other things. If you’d like to see his full speech, it can be viewed on youtube at this link. Inara Pey has also done a full transcript of it on her blog. It’s very thorough and informative so I suggest you guys definitely take a look.

On Friday I had shared a snapshot of Ebbe’s current avatar on twitter

and when asked if that’s what his current avatar looked like, he responded with this:

 

which was quite a surprise to me! Not sure if you guys had heard about this before. There was speculation on plurk if this would replace the current avatars but luckily Cara Ametza, a beta tester, came in and stated that these would not be a replacement, but just additional avatars people can choose from.

It’s so refreshing to see a lot of these changes coming around. It makes me wonder what else is in store and what else we can look forward to. How do you guys feel about the changes? I hope you have some things you’d like to share with Ebbe as well. I also hope you can show him around the grid a bit.

Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years.

Credits:
Where you can get Ebbe:
Flat Ebbe Linden: on Marketplace for free

What I’m wearing:
*Skin :-Glam Affair – Aria – Jamaica 02 F by Aida Ewing (@ Collabor88)
Hair: Magika [Hair] Shimmer by Sabina Gully
*Top: …Mutresse… Nadya Tank Top – [S] by Eeky Cioc (@ FaMESHed)
Jeans: {mon tissu} Harlow’s Cuffed Jeans (S) ~ Dark Wash by Anouk Spot
*Sunglasses: Maxi Gossamer – Milano Cats Eye 40′s Classic by Maxi Gossamer
*Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer by Maxi Gossamer
*Bag: Trinite Signature Tote Quilted by TrinityRaine
*Shoes: Eudora 3D Akhesa Wedges by Eudora3D (flickr)
*Mesh Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small by Siddean Munro
*Mesh Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) S – Mid by Siddean Munro
*Pose: Exposeur – Fierce Flawless by RubyStarlight Writer
Location: DeRailed

The Spring Season Challenge

(click here for raw shot) Tomorrow is April 1st and this month always reminds me of spring; probably because of the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” I thought this week would be perfect to do a spring challenge. Meme Instructions: Share a spring-themed picture and/or answer the following questions about the season. Don’t […] Continue reading →

Second Life Book Cover Meme

I have been pretty busy with RL stuff so I wasn’t able to blog my Friday Find last week, but will continue it this week. You can blame this meme on Bear Silvershade and Botgirl Questi. You see Botgirl has a twitter account which I religiously follow because she tweets the most thought provoking and […] Continue reading →

The Sexual Meme

It was around this time last year that I blogged my first Monday Meme. On March 11, 2013 I asked you guys to share 7 sl facts with me. It was just a goofy idea I got after reading one of Tymmerie’s plurks that day. Never did I imagine I would continue to do these […] Continue reading →

New-to-me Meme

(click here for raw shot) Several months ago, Trixie Bumbo contacted me with a suggestion for a meme. She said, “I was wondering if a possible challenge idea would be to get bloggers to go out and find new shops or creators? So many seem to blog the same skin, the same hair, the same […] Continue reading →

The Book Meme

(click here to see raw shot, I actually prefer it) Usually when I’m feeling down, the first thing I tend to grab is some chocolate and a favorite book that I’ll sit and read to distract myself and get my mind off things. I’ve been doing that a lot lately and figured a book meme […] Continue reading →

Second Life Helpful Tools Meme

A while back Shug Maitland contacted me with a suggestion for a meme. Her suggestion was, “What is your Window On The World” where she requested that everyone show a screenshot of their viewer setup, the way they normally see SL, including the Huds, Floaters, Button layout, etc. I didn’t really know how to do […] Continue reading →

Practical Jokes Meme

This week’s Monday Meme is brought to you by Ms. Kara Trapdoor. She messaged me with the suggestion quite a while back and I didn’t get a chance to do it till now. Since I haven’t been able to login to SL for a few days and probably won’t till tomorrow, this idea came in […] Continue reading →

New Year Meme

2013 is over and we are now almost a week into 2014. I figured it was the perfect time to start up my Monday memes again. It was nice to take a break and relax a bit in the month of December, but I did miss reading all your posts. My favorite memes are actually […] Continue reading →

The Winter Season Challenge

Even though Winter Solstice isn’t till December 21st, I still decided to do this meme today because I always see the starting of December as the start of the Winter season. So today’s post is of course about Winter, the season…not the bratty vampire. Meme Instructions: Take a wintery picture and/or answer the following questions […] Continue reading →

The Geeky Meme

This week’s Monday Meme was inspired by the Geeks’n’Nerds Fair. I thought it would be fun to ask you guys to do an image you consider to be geeky/nerdy/dorky/ for the meme and also ask some questions about it. But before we begin, I thought I would share some definitions of these words. For the […] Continue reading →

Introspection Meme

(click here to view raw shot) I often go back and read My Reflection post from this past June because it kind of brings me back to reality. I admit to getting into these moods every once in a while where I start thinking too much and comparing my real body to Berry’s body. Sometimes […] Continue reading →