Monday, August 30, 2010

Virtual Publishing Old School

There's a new SL™ Magazine out. See if you can guess what it's called *winks*
It proports to be about SLs "Nightspots" and glancing through it, I guess this is so. Three articles on clubs, a DJ of the month, a Dancer of the month, and a cover story on (yay!) a live performer.  There's also a couple of editoral/columns (one on wearing clothing in SL -- Why would someone what to do that?) one article on shopping and another on fashion.  Just glancing through I'd say the articles are well written. I'm sure the information is well worth the price.

Okay, according to the website, the magazine is not really new. What is new is the sim they've built. I've known an SL publisher or two. It's a thankless job that they claim makes money for them, but knowing the SL economy and the amount of work it takes just to edit 8 features together (assuming you didn't have to write them too) I have never been convinced there is a profit to be made there. And yet, they have a whole sim to their headquarters.


So while I reflect on how wrong I must be, I'll play in their fountain a while.  Actually it's a very pretty sim. To celebrate their grand opening they had a sim-wide hunt and when i was looking around, several of the prizes still seemed to be lying around, so it's not entirely too late. The website heartbeatmag.co.cc is much more geared to *gasps* fashion, but I'm sure you can find good points there too.
Awe, aren't they cute?  Just gotta love the orcas. From http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sumerset/129/82/29 reporting for CMNF Naughty News, I'm Zimmi Warwick

1 comment:

  1. Using the telescope to scope out whales, gives your readers a chance to scope out a lovely and curvaceous moon.

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