For any frequent player of Second Life, news and information is interesting stuff. In as much as the television news bulletin might make up a regular part of a breakfast routine for most people, for Second Life residents and hardcore players, just as much a part of the daily routine is finding out what’s happening in the metavarse.
Reuters entered Second Life in the early days of 2007, setting up a new office in world and creating a dedicated page on the Reuters site for SL news. However, after posting no new news on the website from 2008, Reuters finally announced that they had closed their office in March 2009 this year. This was taken to signal the beginning of the end of SL for the rumour mongers. But in reality, it just meant that the news was no longer current or relevant enough. Since the departure of Reuters, Second Life has continued to grow. But as, what was arguably, the biggest SL news resource no longer exists, where can you go for up to date information?
Well, one of the first places you’ll find news is the official Second Life blog, on the SL website. This deals with some corporate news as well as policy changes, Linden Lab events, staffing changes and so on capsdoc.com. Of course, this news is released by Linden Lab and so, you could argue, is one sided.
When you are planning a wedding, it pays to keep your eyes and ears open. Potential sources of inspiration are everywhere, and you never know when you might stumble across an idea that would be perfect for your wedding. That is why brides in the know are careful to keep up with the latest wedding news.
The truth of the matter is that brides love looking at pictures of weddings. Planning a wedding tends to be all-consuming, so most brides are only to happy to have an excuse to check out what is happening in the romantic world of weddings. If you can also pick up a few helpful ideas along the way, so much the better. There are numerous ways to keep on top of the latest trends, celebrity weddings, and other wedding news of the day.
Blogs can be a terrific way to keep up with wedding stories and events. Unlike most wedding sites, they are updated daily, so you will know that you are not missing out on any current events. Why is this important? Let’s say that you are a New York bride planning her dream wedding. How great would it be to learn that your favorite gown designer is going to open up her showroom for her annual sample sale next weekend? And how disappointing would it be if you only learned about the fantastic opportunity after the event had ended? If you are doing a quick daily scan of local wedding blogs, you would be sure to be one of the first brides in the know.
A great way to keep on top of your favorite wedding blogs is to bookmark your top sites to keep them at your fingertips. Just don’t do this on your computer at work, or it will look like you are spending all your time on wedding stuff! Another option is to set up a service like Google reader which will alert you anytime a new entry has been made on your favorite blogs. This will save you a lot of time spent checking in with each bridal blog individually. If you prefer to spend just a little time keeping up with wedding news, there are some great wrap up sites which round up the top stories from a lot of different wedding blogs and post them all in one convenient package.
For more general wedding news, check out the big name sites such as The Knot, Brides, Wedding Channel, Martha Stewart Weddings, and In Style Wedding. They will all be great places to see the current wedding trends, along with lots of lots of pictures. If you are looking for your bridal eye candy, the big sites are fabulous. Most also have blogs which are updated daily, although the information is not always about current events. Some sites, like Brides, are updated more frequently than others. Your favorite site will depend on what type of wedding news is most interesting to you. For celebrity weddings and engagements, In Style Weddings is the place to go, for flower and decorating ideas, you can’t beat Martha Stewart, and for thousands of inspirational photos, check out The Knot.