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Tuesday, January 2, 2007
What Do I Do With My Profile?

HEY HEARTUN ~ Some people put their real life pictures in their Second Life profiles, most people just say something like 'not your business.' I don't know what to do. Why would they (Lindens) put in a place in the profile for a first life info? ~ PROFILE NOOB

DEAR PROFILE ~ There are are four basic uses for the 1st Life section of the profile, and I've asked someone from each approach to tell us why they do what they do.

  • "Another 2nd Life bio page" "I don't want to share my First Life, but I hate how little space the Lindens give us in the 2nd Life section. So why not put some 2nd Life stuff in the 1st Life area? Waste not, want not." ~ ANONYMOUS

  • "Go Away"
    "A lot of people put too much judgement on how you look in real life, so to save from all the drama I leave the 1st Life seciton blank. There's enough drama anyway. Why invite it?" ~MELISSA BRANNAN

  • This is me!"
    "When I was a reporter in the real world I was in the public eye, so I am confortable with people knowing a little about who I am. I don't give a ton of info, but have a somewhat blurry (and flattering) picture of myself, my age, the city I live in, and my new occupation. I don't give my real name, or any info you could really track me down with. ~HEARTUN BREAKER (ok, I got lazy and interviewed myself. lol)

  • This is me! (but a lie)
    "I like role playing so some times I pretend to be someone else in my 1st Life bio. I've been a NASA astronaut playing SL from the International Space Station, a homeless down-and-out former dot-com guru playing on the street from stolen connectivity and electricity routed from an electric traffic signal, and a very fat mother of six who is living off the dole in a Mississippi trailor court. Its just fun. Besides, everyone lies in their bio -- I just do it better than some. ~OUCHQUACK STERN


So, dear Profile, there are no clearly defined rules for the 1st Life bio section. As for what they Lindens intended, I put that question to Second Life Liaison Hermia Linden but she declined to comment. No help there, I'm afraid. Makes you wonder what a liaison really does here in SL, if not answer simple questions like yours, dear Profile. ~HEARTUN BREAKER

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posted by Heartun Breaker @ 1:54 PM  
1 Comments:
  • At January 6, 2007 at 4:39 AM, Blogger Alison said…

    There is a fifth type (and maybe even a sixth!).
    #5: My SL name is pretty close to my RL one and it wouldn't be that difficult to work out who I actually am, so I've no problem with being reasonably close to truth on the FL page.
    #6: I'm*me* whether it is FL, SL or another universe entirely! I have no problem with people knowing what I do IRL and how perverted and wonderful I can be IRL or in SL is all part of the nature of who I am.

    I'm nostly a #5 as it happens ...

     
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