We hope the holidays were great for everyone, but it’s back to work for us!
As mentioned during our latest update and keeping with our three-version rule commitment to Linden Lab, we will be applying a block to version 4.7.1 Public Beta on January 7th. This will leave only version 4.6.9 available to Windows XP / Mac 10.6 users, and that will be blocked after our upcoming release. If you are still on Win XP or Mac 10.6, please update your operating system now!
The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Inc.
We’re very excited with our first six landing pages that have now received thousands of new visits. Best of all, new sign-ups are beginning to roll in! Thank you to all who have shared these pages with your RL contacts and please continue to do so.
Now that we’ve launched the pages, we’re ready to start improving them by adding testimonials from Second Life users to replace the current stock reviews we have there now.
Here is another opportunity to share your Second Life love by submitting an RL photo to our Flickr Gateway Group
Submit your photos here. I’ll be moderating the submission flow of photos and will choose the ones that best represent our Phase 1 landing page topics which are:
- Face shots (full body images won’t work, they need to be similar to what we’ve used on the landing pages already)
- Square aspect is ideal (but, we will crop if necessary)
- a minimum of 350 x 350 jpg
- 50-60 words about why you enjoy using Second Life to do the activity related to a page above
- Your RL First name
- Your RL location (your country will suffice)
We don’t need you to associate your Second Life identity with your RL first name. We won’t publish your SL identity even if you submit your photo through your Second Life Flickr account. We also welcome you to share your RL photo through your RL Flickr account, if you keep it separate.
Best wishes and thanks!
Canary Beck, Marketing Manager
As part of our plans to create a better Second Life new user experience, the Firestorm Community Gateway Project is in full swing. Last week we created a new set of tools designed to help you spread the word (without having to share your avatar name – unless you want to).
Here’s a bit of background:
You may remember we ran a survey a few weeks ago asking how likely people would be to promote Second Life to their RL friends and colleagues. After analysing the results of this Second Life NPS survey, we have created six compelling website pages that explain Second Life from the perspective of how people really use it. We designed these pages to introduce potential new users to key use cases of Second Life so that they can understand the value that is on the other side of joining.
Please visit the pages below and share them on your RL social media. This is a critical part of making this project work and we are counting on you for your support.
Please take 10 seconds to share one (or more) of these pages below with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and other RL social media:
- Roleplay Introduction
- Decorating / Design Introduction
- Socialising Introduction
- Exploring Introduction
- Creating Introduction
- Music Introduction
Share the page(s) you feel your friends would most like
You can share links to these pages on social media, your personal blog, or by email. Just remember the target is people who are NOT using Second Life yet (to the best of your knowledge!)
If you’re spending time with people at the holidays, just load a page on your computer, phone or tablet and share them with the people you care about.
You sharing these pages is a critical part of making this project work and we are counting on you for your support
A new user who visits these pages gets a high level overview of what is possible in Second Life. If they like, they can then follow the calls to action (the big red buttons saying “Sign up free”) and get a free Second Life account through our API.
After downloading the Firestorm viewer, they will arrive at the Firestorm Community Gateway to begin their Second Life journey in a new orientation island. We hope this new sign-up journey is easier for people to understand and quicker for them to start benefitting from Second Life.
P.S. Some of you may be hesitant to share these pages because you don’t want to share your Second Life identity with your RL friends and family. Don’t worry – you don’t have to. This is just a general high-level share of the concept of Second Life. Remember, you don’t need to share who you are in Second Life to share the platform itself as a great opportunity for someone to explore and enjoy.