AvatarsUnited.com. It's not that I especially like the site. Whether it is owned by Linden Lab now, or how it was before, it's just another social networking site in the long line of social networking sites. The influx of Second Life users to dabble on the site and use the SL Blip HUD inworld is astounding though. ...and that's what makes a social network thrive. Right now, AvatarsUnited is hopping. Whether we find use out of it remains to be seen.
Facebook has stood firm declaring all users need to be their real life personae, and not Second Life avatars, or else they will delete your FB account... so perhaps AvatarsUnited.com is a fresh start on a social network new media site for avatars.
I do hate the buy-coins scam section though. LL needs to remove that from the equation of the site to have it gain any future credibility.
I have started the non-group "What the Hell are We Doing Here" on the site. You are welcome to join it.
Linden Lab acquires Avatars United
In a move that will no doubt perplex, flummox and befuddle many media commentators and technology columnists who erroneously believed that Second Life was a Web 2.0 social networking tool, Linden Lab has acquired social networking site, Avatars United (and developers of same, Enemy Unknown AB). This also has the side-effect of shooting down any semblance of Wallace Linden's identity piece last week being an overture of a conversation, instead making it look like the usual introduction to a Linden Lab fait accompli.
We've written about Avatars United on a couple of previous occasions, but never really had much call to get involved ourselves.