Road to Goony 2.0 – Part 4

The Second Life Ecosystem.

One of the main reasons for embarking on the Goony2.0 project is for rather selfish reasons of making money. In the old days you could come into SL, set up a shop and quite easily make yur money back on rental. A lot has changed since then and because i have not been selfish enough to charge more for the fun i hand out, Goony Island has had to rely on donations from all it’s kind visitors.

A lot of people in SL now know that there is an ecosystem to owning land, creating and consuming.

So with Goony Island i’ll be at the top three. Those who rent a pro plot and create and sell on the island, they also will be producing and organising for the consumers who i hope will come from all over SL. If it all works we will have an island thats fun to visit with quality products on offer, and the consumers will enjoy what we do and reward us, and in turn we will be inspired to continue creating for these consumers. This is the Ecosystem Goony2.0 will aim for.

New Goony based Websites!

In the last two days i have been working on making the Goony2.0 Project more visible to everyone. An issue i have is getting word out to all the people i know since Linden Labs Viewers are not reliable when it comes to IM group chats or Group announcements. I have two websites, the first i announced yesterday and showcases the Goony2.0 Project, the other is a new Social Networking community group Site.

The Goony Home Site was created with Spruz, a free service hoping to cash in on NINGS policy changes. With the service you can sign up, and join the rest of the SL Goonies, add photos & Vids of your adventures and check up on all the latest news and events. I would prefer if this was a built in feature of Second Life, but as we know these things take ages for Linden Lab.

In the Meantime it’s time for the SL Goonies to join up on a site outside SL so we can discuss more about what to do inside SL 🙂
Click HERE to jump to the new Goony2 Group site.

Road to Goony 2.0 – Part 3

All eyes were on Linden Lab last week as they axed over 100 employees in its apparent shift in direction. Some say LL is in some kind of financial trouble. Others are saying LL are shifting focus from getting real world businesses to use SL to rebuilding the abused andtired long supporting residents of SL. This maybe to late as news blogs who once used to poke fun at Phillip Linden and his funky fellow Lindens, now rip the shit out of every word of M Lindens blog posts. Second Life feels like its on the edge of revolution.

In the middle of all this i’m trying to kick start the Goony.2.0 Project and while Linden Lab continue to screw up new viewers, social networking web sites and promises of future goodness, I’m pushing ahead to make and manage a great SIM regardless.

My biggest hurdle right now is getting the word out about goony island. I will have to work harder to get people on board and to help i’ve made a new website about the Island.
Visit it www.goony2.0.whatever

Road to Goony 2.0 – Part 2

So the presentation is open for all to see. During the 25th anniversary of the Goonies party i held a small adventure to remind the Goonies just how much fun we already have on a Homestead. Imagine what will be possible with a full sim!?

To visit an inworld presentation which displays a scaled map of the planned island and all its crazy new ideas click here >> http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Goony%20Island/66/93/778

Also you can watch a small video of the presentation right here as long as you have quicktime installed.

To see this video full size click HERE