Social Media Meme

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Another meme for you (and another pose from Pose Fair 2013!), my little Bloggettes. This one is based on social media and I’m only doing it for the sake of completion because don’t participate much in social media. This is another meme implemented by the lovely Strawberry Singh. You can read more about what a meme is <here> or read her own memes on her memes’ page <here>.
What was the first social network you joined using your SL Avatar?
Flickr in April of 2011. I did this at the same time that I created my blog, for my blog.

Which social networks are you currently on using your SL Avatar?

Flickr ♥

Plurk — I just started Plurk and it kinda confuses the hell out of me, to be honest.

Which network is your favorite?

Flickr, of course! The Flickr community is so talented and encouraging. Each “favorite” is a boon to my confidence as a blogger. I’ve learned so much from the Flickr community and have found so many SL bloggers through Flickr that I wouldn’t have found otherwise.

Which network is your least favorite?
Plurk. I don’t have many friends on Plurk (Please friend me; I’m a force for good. haha) and the format seems confusing to me. Also, because it is new, I’m not sure how to utilize it to my advantage yet (without annoying the hell out of my friends) so, I mostly just sit back and watch the craziness.

Which network do you have the most amount of connections?
Flickr for obvious reasons. (I know this is becoming redundant, please bear with me. It will all be over soon. haha)

How/Where do you usually read/use most of your networks?
I only access them on my computer, mostly because I’m on SL enough and I want to keep that part of my life contained (it is already a bit out of control). 😀

What are your favorite social networking apps? (if applicable)

I don’t utilize any. 🙂

What do you like most about social networking sites?

I like the socialization and interaction between bloggers and readers. Futhermore, I love what I’ve learned through Flickr. It is invaluable to my success. And I’d be lying if I omitted that I liked promoting my own blog, because I like sharing the things I love and my own SL fashion sense with my little bloglings. 🙂 Considering Strawberry’s answer; I just may be signing up for a Twitter very soon (I want to learn more too!).

What do you like least about social networking sites?

I know that people have had problems with drama in social networking sites. I suppose that is inevitable. However, I haven’t really encountered any of that. Either I’m really good at avoiding it, or I’m completely oblivious (I’m going to pretend it is the former). However, simply knowing that the drama and negativity exist is enough for it to be my least favorite aspect of social networking sites.

Do you feel social networks are a good way to promote you/your brand/your work? 
I do, but you have to be careful. It is ony good for promoting your brand if you mesh with the community and you participate in the community. Simply spamming your brand/work without being an active participant or if you are an active participant but are a constant stream of negativitiy/drama could be more detrimental to your brand/work than helpful.

What is your main reason for using Social Networks?

I don’t think I have one main reason. I signed up for Flickr to promote my blog, but I stayed for the knowledge base and talent. If it weren’t for that, I don’t think would utilize it as often or spend time interacting with the community (even if that is only by browsing others’ work. Often I don’t comment, because I get distracted. This is my mental process: “I’m going to comment on how lovely this photo is because I love such and such about it. Oh! Another pretty picture!” *click*).

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Procrastination Meme

Procrastination Meme

Bloglings! Another meme for your reading pleasure, because I know you’re so interested the tedious details of my SLife. But mostly because it is fun for me, and I like imposing my fun upon my readers even if it makes them cringe, look at the picture, and move on. haha This is another meme implemented by the lovely Strawberry Singh. You can read more about what a meme is <here> or read her own memes on her memes’ page <here>.

  1. What is the rez date for your current SL Avatar that you use most often? MultiMuse Resident — May  27th 2011. This is my first avatar! I’m fairly young in the SL world, I know, but I’m a quick learner.
  2. Where was the first place you made friends as a newb and got to know people in Second Life? The first place I became acquainted with people was the in the welcome areas. It is lucky that I didn’t stay there though or else I may not have remained in SL; people there are often so vicious. I also found a club called Alt7, which is still around, but I was too shy and quiet to actually make friends there. I just listened to the music. Sometimes I still go there, but I never return to the welcome areas.
  3. Where do you spend most of your SL time now? Either at my own parcel Strange Thoughts (a voice discussion sim for philosophy and other geeky topics) or The Chamber. Even though The Chamber is a sex sim, very little sex actually occurs. Usually it is people standing around looking pretty (there is a dress code) and staring at each other or lost in IM world.
  4. Who is your closest friend in Second Life? (only pick one) Only pick one?! I couldn’t possibly. Sophiee Kiranov, Kyoko Shoteka, and Singer Voom. They all have dramatically different personalities, and I love that about them. I wish I spoke with them more often, but I always fear I’m interrupting them or bothering them when I message them.
  5. What is the most favorite thing in your inventory? (only pick one) This may change on a regular basis. I prefer to think this has nothing to do with ADD, but I’m probably lying to myself. I tend to forget about things and then randomly I come across it again and \o/ love all over again. It is like Christmases and Birthdays all the time at random intervals (except that they aren’t actually gifts, just little surprises from forgetfulness and distraction).
  6. The last thing you purchased in Second Life? The Pink Fuel Freckled Love version of the Sora skin at the Adore and Abhor Anniversary Event. I absolutely love ginger skins; I’m addicted to them. On a related but irrelevant note, I wish I were the type of blogger that was better at blogging many ethnicities. Strawberry Singh does this very well as does Neva (not to be confused with Neva Crystall, though she is absolutely brilliant) .
  7. What color clothing does your avatar wear most often? I wasn’t sure so I flipped through my flickr to check and wow! I wear an obscene amount of pink. I had no idea.
  8. Do you prefer to walk, run or fly? I generally walk; Musey is adorable when she walks. It is a little skip that makes my heart give a happy sigh with each step (I may be exaggerating a bit here). Futhermore, I can’t fly worth a damn. Seriously, I’m all over the place.
  9. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in SL? hm. I don’t do much of anything that is crazy. I play Barbie a lot with my avatar and well, talk to people on sex or philosophy sims (strange combination, I know). I guess I’m fairly boring.
  10. Who would you like to play YOU, in the movie of your SLife? I don’t think I’d want a movie of my SLife! There’d be no plot and way too many wardrobe changes; I’m sure it would be a flop at the box office. Unless! It could be an artsy indie flick where the lack of plot and extreme wardrobe changes only furthered the artistic vision of the director where the scene randomly cuts from conversations about sex to conversations about Existentialism. The lack of plot would only serve to promote the meaninglessness of life or SLife, thereby, being a movie that exemplifies Existentialism even as it discusses it. My god, I’m brilliant! In which case, it would be some no name actress, but that is okay because I don’t know much about actors and actresses anyhow.
I hope this was as fun for you to read as it was for me to share. Please share your own facts on Strawberry’s blog page <here>; I’d love to read them.
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Seven SL Facts Meme


A few weeks ago Strawberry Singh (one of the most well known SL bloggettes out there) started some memes on her blog. And like the slacker that I am, I haven’t been participating. However, I decided to start today (even if I don’t get through all of them), and I’m starting from the very beginning. You can view Strawberry’s meme page <here>.

The first meme was to share seven random facts about your SLife, so here they are in no particular order:

Fact #1: I have difficulty standing still (because I’m a gamer). My fingers are always moving over the WASD (no, I don’t use the arrows) and moving my avie around whatever environment I’m in, much to the detriment of those around me. To my credit, I’m rather adept at avoiding bumpage unless I am doing it intentionally.

Fact#2: I own a parcel called Strange Thoughts where people come to talk about Philosophy and other geek-related topics. Although lately it has been rather slow, in the past I had a rather good set of regulars considering the specialized interest of the parcel.

Fact#3: I cam to SL in hopes of finishing research on a paper for a sex and sexuality class. The paper was over gender and MMOs (massively multiplayer online roleplaying games). Much to my dismay, SL is not a game.

Fact#4: I spend way too much time on sex sims. Although, I’m also known for being rather prudish and have often been called a femi-nazi due to some of my beliefs which aren’t as prevalent in SL. (I wouldn’t even consider myself a feminist; I’d consider myself an egalitarian.)

Fact#5:  I rarely talk to some of the people I consider to be my best friends in SL because I’m certain I would be disrupting them.

Fact#6: I cannot listen to live music in SL for an extended period of time, no matter how good it is, unless I have someone on Skype to talk to at the same time. Otherwise, I just get bored.

Fact#7: I don’t blog even a tiny portion of what I buy in SL. I spend way too much monies. How I choose what to blog on any given day is generally completely random and is probably just what I happened to be wearing.

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