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Second Life® for Dummies® by Mark Bell, Sarah Robbins

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Chapter 6. Jumping into the Conversation: Express Yourself

In This Chapter

  • Finding people to meet

  • How to chat

  • Exploring your chat options

  • Using Instant Messaging to talk to friends and groups

  • Will you be my friend?

  • Making use of notecards

  • Using Voice Chat in Second Life

  • Actions speak louder than words

  • Body language

Second Life is, after all, a social space — a world of people eager to get to know each other, chat, and share a brave new world. However, like with any other new society, there are some rules to learn and some behaviors to avoid. Besides, who wants to look like a newbie by making a social faux pas?

In this chapter, we show you how to get in touch with other folks in Second Life. After all, what's the point in being in a virtual world if you can't make virtual friends? We cover several ways to communicate as well as how to gesture and invite people to be your friends so you can get in touch with them again easily.

Jumping into the Conversation: Express Yourself

Where My Peeps At?

You logged in to Second Life, learned how to get around without crashing, and even found a few places you like and created landmarks so you can get back to them easily. (For more on creating landmarks, see Chapter 4.) Now it's time to add some folks to your friends list.

Meeting people in Second Life isn't all that different from mixing and mingling in real life. You can join groups of people with common interests, attend events that pique your attention, ...

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