Social networks are for socializing and meeting like-minded people online that you can chat with and possibly create bonds and friendships. That being said, my post will focus on how a Second Life resident can use social networks (presumably using their SL pseudonym) to promote their business or brand.
I’ve shared a list of all of the social networks I am on and the reasons I use them on my social media page. I often get people asking me, how do you keep up with all your networks? The truth of the matter is, I don’t. It’s impossible to keep up with every single social network out there and read everyone’s posts and be actively involved in all of them. However, even if I can’t keep up with every single person that I follow on all the networks, I still read and interact quite a bit. I believe it’s the same for most of the people using social media regularly.
These are the networks I will be discussing in this post: My.SecondLife.com, Flickr, Google+, Twitter, Facebook and Plurk. I am not going to cover the networks that are run by SL residents such as, SLUniverse, 2ndHub, SLX Connect because I don’t use them often, so not familiar with them.
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Ever since I did the Flat Rodvik meme, I’ve had quite a few people ask me to do a tutorial on making a cutout in Second Life, so they can make some themselves. So here’s a quick video tutorial showing how I did it. You can click over to youtube to watch it in full […] Continue reading →
(before and after) Style credits to this picture can be found in this post: Makeup Forever! A lot of people have been asking me to do more Photoshop video tutorials showing how I process my images, especially my headshots. It really varies most of the time though, depending on each picture and how much I […] Continue reading →
Today I thought it would be a fun idea to do a meme where everyone can share a bit of their talents. Meme instructions: Blog a tutorial and teach me something that you think I might not know about (even if I do, doesn’t matter, do it anyways). The tutorial can be something within Second […] Continue reading →
If you have a Facebook profile for your Second Life avatar, you probably already know that the SL community on Facebook is very friendly and active. Everyday that I login to my SL facebook, I am greeted by at least 5 to 10 friend requests from other SLers. I always accept, as long as I […] Continue reading →
A couple of weeks ago I was inspired by this pose and dress and wanted to create an image of a girl falling apart in pieces. I was experimenting with different tutorials I found online and they just weren’t helping me as much. So I showed my plurk friends a work in progress image (in […] Continue reading →
I often get people asking me which blogging platform to use when starting a blog. I refer them to my Fashion Blogging 101 tutorial (which is a bit dated now, but still has a lot of good advice). I also say that I have tried and have blogs on all three: wordpress, blogger and tumblr […] Continue reading →
(click here to see a raw shot of this image) People are always asking me how I add the highlights and shadows on my pictures. Of course, a lot of that are my windlight settings. But I also play around a little bit in photoshop. I do some dodge and burn, which I used on […] Continue reading →
Facebook Graph Search is slowly being rolled out to a small number of beta users, if you’d like to give it a try you can sign up at this link. So what exactly is graph search and how will it affect the Second Life user? Unlike your facebook news feed, timeline or even the Google […] Continue reading →
First, before I start, I hope all my readers on the East Coast are safe from Hurricane Sandy. I’ve been watching the coverage and it’s absolutely devastating. My heart goes out to you guys. Environment Settings > Sky Presets > Edit Presets once I’m in there I select a preset of my liking. I have […] Continue reading →
So I’ve been seeing a few people doing mirror images a lot recently, like this amazing one by the infamous Mr. Jefferson, and I thought I’d give it a try. I have to admit, Mr. Jefferson totally encouraged me to do it. He linked me to all the appropriate tutorials and even sent me the […] Continue reading →
If you previously had a Google Friend Connect widget on your non-blogger blog, you may have noticed that it stopped working on March 1st. Google Friend Connect has now been replaced by Google+ Pages. In this tutorial I’ll be sharing how you can create your own Google+ page for your avatar, brand or blog. With […] Continue reading →
Are you looking for a way to get your SL™ brand more exposure? Social Media is an inexpensive and easy way to get the word out. I will be sharing two tutorials about creating and maintaining Facebook and Google+ pages with very little effort. Creating a Facebook page for your brand or avatar is the […] Continue reading →
Since Kirstens Viewer is no longer available, you guys have been contacting me asking which viewer I’m now using. Therefore I thought I would do a video tutorial of my recent favorite viewer, Exodus Viewer. I’ve been using Exodus consistently since November 10th when I did this plurk about it. I had downloaded it but […] Continue reading →
I’ve been getting a lot of emails from people that know nothing about Second Life, but have somehow found my blog through various social networks, asking me for more information. Therefore I figured I would write up a quick tutorial for those interested in joining and looking for some free resources to kick start their […] Continue reading →
To view the above restricted picture on my flickr stream, check your safe search settings. A couple of days ago I discovered that my account on flickr was flagged, therefore marked as restricted. That basically means my account would be inaccessible to people that did not have a flickr account, were not over 18 and […] Continue reading →
A few days ago Kirstens Viewer released a new build which has 3D capabilites. I have been pretty excited about this and have been playing on and off with it the past few days. Then I noticed a huge increase of people googling how to enable 3D in Kirstens Viewer and ending up on my […] Continue reading →
Please like my new facebook page by clicking here. This morning I woke up to an email from facebook stating that my sl facebook profile that I’ve had for over 3 years which had over 2000 friends had been disabled. I kind of expected that to happen eventually because of Facebook’s policy about using fake […] Continue reading →
A couple of days ago I started using Kirstens Viewer S20 Build 42 and I am so excited that I wanted to share with you guys. This is the best viewer I have ever used, hands down. If you are in my friend list inworld, you have probably noticed the amount of times I crash […] Continue reading →
Mesh Import Open Beta started on October 13th and I’ve been meaning to try it out. Then today on plurk Mr. Raul Crimson told us that he was able to enable shadows on it without much fuss using his MAC so I knew this would be a great opportunity to let those of you using […] Continue reading →