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:

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Strawberry has been a Second Life Resident since 2007 and a Linden Lab employee since 2019.

9 thoughts on “Social Platforms for Virtual World Residents

  • October 13, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Google+ died. Reddit and fb are best now.

  • October 13, 2018 at 3:59 am

    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

    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

    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

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

  • October 23, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    A few other sites you could add to this are and

  • May 16, 2022 at 5:47 am

    sadly Flickr distroy himself since 1st May.
    you get forced to pay for a Pro Account. that you can Blogging, Share Adult content (only a nipple is enough) setting links in your drisription…
    sadly i have to delete my Account,because i would never pay for flickr whats once a time was free content

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