SocialVR & PixelVR – New Social Networks for Virtual World Residents
Athayus Quan has been a Second Life resident for over a decade and he has a number of disciplines in various trades. He’s a co-owner and creator with Tristin Bracken at R&R Swag, mesh fashion in second life as well as a designer for Allure and 360 and he’s also a real-life DJ!
I spoke to Athayus briefly and he told me about orbsydia.com which is a website that he has run for many years and has recently redesigned. It is mainly a creative outlet for modding, gaming, fan sites, and his gaming guild. He also created SLX Connect, which was a virtual social networking site like Facebook for Second Life residents back in 2013 and I remember joining it and interacting with many others on there. However, he had to close it because Linden Lab sent him a copyright notice for using the word SLX. As you can see, he has a love of creating and maintaining social websites and forums, as well as a love for gaming and virtual worlds.
When SmugMug acquired Flickr back in April, he started working on a photo sharing website for virtual world digital artists and virtual photographers who are into AR/VR and gaming. Finally, that site has reached completion and is public now. Definitely good timing as the recent Flickr changes has people fleeing looking for better outlets to share their art.
- PixelVR.me – is designed for Virtual Photographers & Digital Artists to share their digital art taken in virtual worlds. It is an alternative to Flickr & Instagram.
- SocialVR.me – is designed for Virtual World Residents to share statuses and updates about their virtual life experiences, and connect with their virtual families and friends. It is an alternative to Facebook.
- ScreenVR.me– An alternative to YouTube where virtual artists can upload their virtual world and other gaming videos.
I asked him how he is able to sustain all of these sites and how will he manage all the bandwidth. I was really impressed by how fast the sites were and how quickly everything was loading. He says that he has about 2 terabytes of bandwidth and built the network from source via his channel partners which have unlimited space and he is ready to scale up real-time when needed.
He also told me that there are no plans to ever sell user data. Users own their own data and can delete their full accounts at any time. He is also working on IOS and Android apps for all these sites.
17 thoughts on “SocialVR & PixelVR – New Social Networks for Virtual World Residents”
First of all I wish you a speedy recovery after surgery. You will be in my thoughts & prayers. Great blog about Athayus Quan’s social sites! I love his sites and I really believe both you & Athayus are doing a wonderful job for us SL Residents!
If anyone wants to follow me on his sites here are my links. I’ll follow you back ♥
Sending good thoughts for your surgery. I have been on socialvr for a while now and will join pixelvr as well. Everyone feel free to add me:
Cool! Thank you for the suggestion. I created a profile @JarlaCapalini, feel fee to follow me! Get well soon!!
So glad you’ve brought this site up in a blog ♥
The more people join, the better it’ll get. ♥
My profile: https://pixelvr.me/@Aleriah ♥
Good luck with your surgery, and I wish you a swift recovery. ♥
feel free to connect 🙂
badly i cannot registrate to anyone , it do not let me
Get well soon! Thanks for the great info. I will checking these out.
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Just a note to say that the max file size for photos uploaded to pixelvr is 12MB, so those of us that take snaps at a higher resolution than the base viewer will most likely need to shrink them first.
Also while NSFW photos are allowed, they must be set to private/friends only.
Best wishes for your surgery, Strawberry!
Thanks for information, Berry. Have an easy surgery and fast recovery 🙂 ❤
I have just found OnLinker and am getting a start on having the FB experience denied to so many of SL residents. I am happy there are people out there giving us that chance. Thank you SS for the info and research into new sites. I haven’t heard of them before.
* If anyone wants to be friends on OnLinker (https://onlinker.com/KatJamez)
Hang In There
Hello, my friend; You’re on my mind,
Because you’re somehow ailing,
But your response to any challenge
Has always been unfailing.
So I’m confident you’ll win again;
Hang in there, and you’ll see;
You’ll be back on top in no time,
Tackling life courageously.
Get well soon from your Surgery
dear Friend Strawberry , i think of you
we all miss you and nevertheless
A Happy Weekend
Desejo a você uma recuperação rápida após a cirurgia. Você estará em meus pensamentos e orações.
Thank you so much for this article! Just made 2 accounts, to possible replace Facebook and Flickr >
I hope you’ve recovered well! Please follow me on both of these sites. ♥
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