Happy Holi!

Happy Holi

I’ve always been jealous that I’ve never been able to play holi in real life, at least I can play it in Second Life! Happy Holi to all those celebrating! Zaara is having a holi party on Saturday and I’m totally planning to crash it. Hopefully, I’ll see y’all there!

FLICKR UPDATES AND ALTERNATIVES

The Second Life community has been a buzz about the new Flickr changes recently so I wanted to talk a little about that and perhaps mention some other options for those that need them. Every time Flickr makes some changes to their TOS, many of us, including myself, have tried to find alternatives. In 2018 I did a detailed blog post about Flickr Updates & Alternatives where I suggested branching out to other networks for more exposure as well.

I do feel that Flickr is probably the most important network for Second Life Residents, not only because most of our community is so active there, but because they give us the option to upload high-resolution images without reducing the quality of the images. Additionally, I don’t think I have seen 360 images look better on any other network than they do on Flickr. Add that with all the other ways to get traffic to your images such as groups, galleries, hashtags, etc… it’s just a wonderful network where you can really grow your audience fast. If you can afford it, this is the network that is an important one to invest in and go Pro. I have been uploading to Flickr since 2007, my whole SLife can be followed through the years on my Flickr stream and that includes moderate and restricted images.

Their new rules, which will come into effect very soon, state that only Pro account members can upload images with adult content. Free account members have the option to upload up to 1000 “safe” public images and only 50 private images. Read more about what Flickr considers “safe” and how they set their safety levels at this link. 1000 images is quite a lot, however, if you want to post Moderate or Restricted images, you’ll have to go Pro or find other places to post. So where can Residents go?

Facebook and Instagram also do not allow adult images, neither does Tumblr any longer. Here are some alternatives that I know of that do allow adult content for free:

UPDATE: After posting this several Residents reached out to me with other possible networks, so here are some more:

  • DeviantArt – The reason I didn’t share this one earlier is that I heard that they do not like Second Life art and some Residents had theirs deleted. However, I’ve been told that’s not the case now. Let me know if you guys have more info about this.
  • Snapzilla – This network is also Resident-owned, by Christiano Midnight, but I’ve also heard that it does not allow adult content. Let me know if you have more info.

I know change can be upsetting and hard to adjust to, but I do hope that the community stays on Flickr. Even with just a free account, you can still upload up to 1000 safe public images and share them with the community and in different groups. I hope you also continue to share your “safe” images in the official Second Life Flickr Group. The content you share in our Flickr group is so important and really assists us in promoting Second Life and showcasing the wonderfully diverse community we have here. It’s one of my favorite groups to peruse and you can often find many of the images that I fave with our Second Life account featured on our socials and campaigns.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to send everyone safe and positive thoughts and wishes. The past couple of years have been so surreal and 2022 is continuing with this trend. The last couple of weeks have just been unbearable. Sending all of my love to each and every one of you. Please stay safe and keep your loved ones safe. <3

 

UPDATE: BEST HOLI PARTY EVER!

Strawberry

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

4 thoughts on “Happy Holi!

  • March 19, 2022 at 6:39 am
    Permalink

    happy Holi Strawberry!

  • March 19, 2022 at 11:55 pm
    Permalink

    I’m sorry happy you joined us and showed ur love to us and the Holi party, was a pleasure meeting u inworld. loads of love
    King Raj(nagaraj jinx resident)

  • March 20, 2022 at 5:16 pm
    Permalink

    Social VR, Pixel VR & OrBSydia are all very active with 1000s of Virtual Users on each. I’ve also done a major update to PIXEL VR today with a lot of Quality of Life fixes including making image uploads 96 megs and no limit on the number of images for virtual users other than posting one or two images a day but not physically limited. Everything is 100% Updated and updated regularly.

    https://pixelvr.me (Virtual Alternative Instagram / Flickr)
    https://socialvr.me (Virtual Alternative Facebook)
    https://orbsydia.com (Virtual Social & Gaming Network)
    https://gavia.me/athayus (Virtual Alternative to Twitter)
    And other fun stuff πŸ˜€

  • Pingback: Third Linden Rezday – StrawberrySingh.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: