Identification | Instrumented | Integrated
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A Second Life tag which you "wear" and which can give a range of identification, communication, instrumentation options, etc.
Work is underway to consider use of this for:
- Joomla/Drupal linkup (via Wene Chke's sl_contact_xt module)
- Twitter post and status updates
- Twitter "bubbler" notifications of new tweets incoming on a search tag (e.g. #openvce) and whether to have llOwnerSay throuigh the I-Tag of Twitter bubbles the specific user clicks on.
- Chat logging with ability to turn off and on the authorisation of logs
- I-X technollgy and I-Room cmeeing and event support facilities
- SL position reporting and the ability to tur it ona nd off
- Avatar labelling with real name, organisation, and other details for appropriate events.
- A way to assist users, and especially new users, to select suitable camera angles, or focus on specific screens, displays or in-world objects under discussion would be useful. Consider an "I-HUD"- perhaps associated with the "I-Tag" - to allow the current media feed, or specific in-world textures in posters, screens, etc (all displayed via changing the texture UUID of the HUD) without the user having to select specific camera positions or media screens..
- A way to better inform external systems and meeting participants about the presence of avatar, their position in the meeting space, and to provide access to the most common forms of information, such as real world persona and link to their user profile, could be useful. Consider an instrumented "I-Seat" connected to the I-X Services and I-Room helper.
I-Room Helper, I-Seat and I-Tag
3 items may be used in combination:
- I-Room Helper: a single location specific facility/meeting space/I-Room object to link the VW to external services (like I-X, Twitter and Joomla/Drupal).
- I-Seat: multiple seat position specific places which can be taken/sat upon by avatars. These sense the avatar, can get the avatar UUID and use that and avatar name to authenticate and report presence. This device might use communication with the I-Room helper, and be controllable via chat on a dedicated channel number announced to the avatar (and the I-Room helper) on seat occupancy.
- I-Tag: an avatar attachment worn or used as a HUD which can provide avatar services, linkups with external services such as Twitter, Blogs, I-X, etc.
An "I-Seat" might be a useful way to populate a positional map (in the I-X JPEG background maps facility) but also shown to the I-Room similar to BuddySpace maps with positional avatar presence indicators... like you might draw a meeting room table and write on avatars/real names as people introduce themselves... but done automatically as people sit down, and using data held in the 2D web profiles.