Wake Up Mainstream Social Sites!

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What I find so funny currently with the major Social Web Sites like Facebook they are starting to invest and look into virtual social networks or they have been in last few years. But if they had actually paying attention to what was going on on the Internet they would find that they are some 10 years too late!

If they had been paying attention they would of noticed that such a virtual world which already has become a virtual social network something the likes of Facebook are striving to create and promote which is called Second Life.

I know that Second Life may of started off with the idea of becoming a game but over it’s 10 year history it has become a social network for a large majority of it’s residents to a point the people within Second Life now met in so called real life even socialise in real life much as they would via the more traditional social networks like Facebook.

It was the residents of Second Life not Linden Lab the owners who changed the nature of what Second Life and Linden Labs were smart enough to allow the residents to do this as they have certainly ensured Second Life future and place as the future of Social Networks themselves.

As I keep point out myself and likes of Facebook are waking up far too late to the fact virtual worlds like Second Life are the true future of social networks especially when the technology which allows people to immerse themselves in the virtual worlds themselves. At which point Second Life and Linden Labs are already well ahead of the game to take advantage of such technologies.

I have always found socializing within virtual worlds likes of Second Life far more rewarding and easier as it tends to be a more instant socializing over the internet and not the bitty/broken socializing that traditional social networks provide. Add to this the rich virtual worlds created by the residents themselves are far more stimulating to the senses.

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

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The Second Life Mantra!

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The Second Life mantra should be…..

“Second Life is not a game. Second Life is a social network!”

….and if people follow this mantra while they are in Second Life they will find the whole experience of Second Life a lot more fun and rewarding.

Those who still insist on treating Second Life as a game do not be surprised if most residents there do not give you the warmest of welcomes as you will not be most popular type resident.

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

Out of the Ashes of Oxwall!

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After the failure of Oxwall to successfully allow me to host my own social web site, On the Other Side!, I have started to work on another version of the said social web site using WordPress and the plugin Buddypress which is going well at the moment.

Out of the ashes of Oxwall will come the new On the Other Side! Social web site which hopefully will be far more stable and maintainable than the previous incarnation of the social web site. So far it does look promising as both WordPress’s and Buddypress’s plugins have made the creation of the new social web site far more easier and provided a winder range of useful features for free. Add to this it looks like the resulting web site will be for stable and maintainable as my other WordPress sites have proved themselves to be.

So this time I am hopeful the life span of my new version of my social web site, On the Other Side!, will be longer than the previous incarnations so which me luck!

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

Religion: The Master of Madness!

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I am watching a documentary on television about Lebanon which even now still troubled by sectarian troubles between the two major Muslim Sects which is reflected all over the Middle East in various wars across the region.

Myself I think it is total madness as these people are fighting over a belief which is may or may not be real rather than something more tangible like freedom and self determination. I really do not understand how someone can kill and hate someone just because they believe in something else or in this case they believe in the same god but in a different way.

I understand more if they were fighting over food, rights even territory as they are real but to fight over something intangible is total madness especially when the said same people commit atrocities in the name of their beliefs as it total madness and inhuman!

All it does is enforce my view that religion now does more harm than good to the world in general or to be more exact certain religions do. This all made worse the religions in question claim to promote peace, tolerance and the such.

What makes their positions and actions worse is that there are other religions around the world who do not follow the same path and they can live peacefully with other religions and cultures peacefully. Plus here in the United Kingdom the said same religions in question leave peacefully even with their various sub-sects and tolerate each others beliefs.

The said religions being Christians, Jews and Muslims who strangely believe in the same God who in one country can live in peace but in others they spread a madness which kills people in such pointless ways and cruelty.

Then they wonder why sometimes Agnostics and Atheists have such negative view of these religions as such actions make them look so insane and inhuman to anyone who looks from the outside!

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

Depression: Bringer of Emptiness!

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As always my depression has been working it’s devious ways on me over the last few weeks in so much it has made me constantly tired, irritable and worst of all made me feel empty inside. This is even when I am on the anti-depressants but at least it is not the deeper downs I used to get when I was not on them.

But it has meant over the last few weeks I have been very quiet generally and not exactly very sociable or even wanting any real human contact other than shallow everyday sort of interactions. On top of which it knocks my creative side for six to a point I feel empty and desolate inside.

It makes makes feel empty inside in the end as I in the end my life feels like it is pointless and not worth it. This in itself is a very destructive thought which I have to fight once it arrives in my head.

But at least now I know these phases of my depression are only temporary even if they last months they will eventually disappear especially when I start to ignore theses negative feelings. One day soon I will wake up and be creative and full of life again and these difficult days will be forgotten again.

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

Journal of a Lost Soul Part CDXIV

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For the last two weeks I have been very quiet inside and far from being creative with no end in sight. It currently feels like that I have gone asleep again and it may be why I am getting angry with the world once again because of the frustration it always being to me.

Though the past week I have been working on an alternative to the Oxwall Social Web Site I had which has ended up being a Buddypress Social Web site bolted on top of my existing WordPress.org web site. So this has also meant I have been quiet as I slowly work on setting it up which is going very well though selecting useful Buddypress plugins can be a slightly annoying at times. But in the end it looks like I will end up with a much more stable social web site.

So I may be feeling a little frustrated by my lack of creativity elsewhere I have at least achieved something this week be it a bit more slower than I would normally do so not all bad.

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

Sleep Walkers!

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The only way I can describe a lot of the people around me is sleep walkers as they seam to live their life asleep to what is going on around them even close to home. They never question anything they are told by those in authority, media even their peers almost as if they are too lazy to care or do anything about it.

So around me the world goes to sleep and it shows in a world which does not move forward any more if anything all we get as new things which are rehashes of older things and not exactly new and people just accept this as normal.

The world currently is sleep walking into the future which currently just looks much the same as the present which will just end up a rehash.

Though there are those people who are awake but mostly they are among those who want to take advantage of the fact the world and it’s people have gone asleep and become rich and powerful. Though they still seam to be asleep lacking a real imagination themselves ironically.

This may seam a very dark picture of the world but just do the same as done every few while just look and take in the world around you and you will be surprised just how static the modern world has become and how the people around you seam to sleep walk through life.

Though out there it is not all bad as you will notice those people who are still awake and they are easily see as those people who still have opinions and they will voice them. They are the colourful people who stand out from the crowd who are most definitely individuals.

Please Note: If you are interested in a more personal scrapbook of mine just follow the link to Patterns in the Static!.

Please Note: If you are interested in my home page just follow the link to Experiment No. 3.

Please Note: If you are interested in my small social network just follow the link to On the Other Side!.

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