Social Platforms for Virtual World Residents

Social Platforms for Virtual World Residents

Google recently announced that they are going to be shutting down Google+ in the next 10 months, by August 2019 it will be gone. Google+ is one of the social networks that allowed pseudonyms. When they initially opened they preferred real names, like Facebook’s policy, but after a bit of a protest from virtual world residents they allowed us back on.

There are huge virtual world communities on Google+, such as the Second Life community that has over 5000 members. This will be a big loss to certain residents, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to do another post about social media, but this time covering more social platforms than just networks.

Virtual worlds themselves are a form of social platforms. Many join them to socialize with people so in this post I not only want to talk about the major social networks, but also forums, and streaming and other gaming platforms.

Before I get into that though, here are a few links to my previous posts about Social Media:

Social Platforms:

Take my poll and share which social platforms you’re active on. Please keep in mind that multiple selections are allowed and if I missed any networks, feel free to add them to the other section. If you don’t see the poll embedded below, you may need to disable your ad blocker for my site:

Credits:
Shape: StrawberrySingh.com Catya 2 Shape by Strawberry Singh
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Catya by Catwa Clip
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Bewkie by Truth Hawks (Group Gift)
*Top: *COCO*_FlyFrontShirt(Beige)+Turtleneck by cocoro Lemon (FaMESHed)
*Pants: *COCO*_StepHemCroppedPants(Black) by cocoro Lemon (FaMESHed)
*Desk+Frames+Computer+Chair: Serenity Style– Inspired Space Desk by Hanstrid Inshan
Blog sign: {what next} Blogger’s Office Accessories by Winter Thorn
*Coffee: CATWA Mug [Female 1] v2 by Catwa Clip
*Cat: Mutresse-Tired-Shortie Cats by Eeky Cioc

Strawberry Singh

Strawberry Singh has been a virtual world resident since 2007. She is a virtual worlds explorer, blogger and vlogger.

8 thoughts on “Social Platforms for Virtual World Residents

  • October 13, 2018 at 12:24 am
    Permalink

    Google+ died. Reddit and fb are best now.

  • October 13, 2018 at 3:59 am
    Permalink

    For what it’s worth, on Facebook, as I recall, you can use a fictional name as long as it’s your real name and info in the profile info. I have a page for my main avi that I only use for SL stuff. I have another with my real name on it for family stuff.

  • October 13, 2018 at 5:10 am
    Permalink

    Is ASNERS the successor of Avatar Social Network? I miss that site… I need to sort through my social networks anyway. Thanks for the survey, it will be interesting to know what’s trending now.

  • October 13, 2018 at 7:35 am
    Permalink

    Thanks for this blogpost, Strawberry! I have been active on Google+ from the very beginning, and while it is sad to see them shut down, it is also understandable. Many of the remianing Google+ users are trying out new social networks, the two most popular seem to be Mewe and Pluspora/Diaspora.

  • October 14, 2018 at 12:09 pm
    Permalink

    These social media sites are only for left wing people, #WalkAway.

  • October 23, 2018 at 7:13 pm
    Permalink

    A few other sites you could add to this are Gab.ai and Minds.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: