Mentor a Linden Day. Im not sure really if this idea started out as a joke or was a serious idea (because it does sound funny) Here is some of what I saw about it… View results Search in twitter Mentor Linden. Apparently it started with a suggestion from Paisley Beebe back at SLCC 09. Yeah shes good at starting stuff. 😉
I dont know if anyone else has blogged about the subject, but I want to try and help all of us who want to keep educating, working, creating, collaborating and
playing in SL. I think the general consensous is that most of the key Linden Labs employees dont use SL enough to really understand our needs. Hence the 2.x ..um didn’t Phillip Rosedale say it kinda failed or something to that effect at SLCC 10? ( feel free to correct me if IM wrong)
I believe the idea is.. If some of the really hard core users who spend many hours trying to educate, work, create, collaborate and or play in SL were to spend a few hours with some of the key Linden Labs employees.. one on one..doing what they do..showing these talented lInden Labs people the pitfalls.. the needs, the it would be cool or useful if we could, just even how to sit down or put on a pair of shoes (Phillip did say it was difficult to do that). Then..and only then could they really come up with a viewer and platform that serves most people needs in a Fast Fun and Easy way.
First we need to get their attention. Some of you SL Bloggers out there have some pretty high readership (way more than this blog) and I know that some of the Lindens read them. We know they read the blogs.. How do you think they found out about Emeraldgate? ” Pssst Phillip” (or whomever) “We might have a problem with um.. well you know that viewer that a large percentage of the residents have been using?”
So.. Bloggers, Commentors, SL Residents in general, anyone.. Ideas.. blog posts, suggestions, tweets, plurks (how about a Resident created logo? how about a twitter hash tag #mentoralinden? ..lets get this ball rolling. I think if we get their attention with this idea..they just might.. might listen to us. If we get to mentor some of them.. we just might.. maybe.. get a better place in the metaverse for all of us without having to leave SecondLife behind.
An idea I would love to see happen…
Phillip Linden (Phillip Rosedale) announced a neat little contest at SLCC 10to do a makeover of his avatar.Read about it here in New World Notes Ok thats cool Phillip YOU NEED IT and its great PR but how about his idea…
A contest to see who would get to mentor Phillip himself. I dont know what the criteria would be and how it would be judged.. but something could be worked out. However one thing I think should happen.. is.. 4 hours online with your mentor (for all mentored Lindens) no phone calls (except during breaks)..no distractions..just a solid time for one on one conversation.. teaching, showing, discussing and learning what it is us real users of SL have to teach you guys!
I do want to say that I know there are a lot of Linden Labs employees (like Torley) who know SL and its strengths and pitfalls as well as most of us.. but even they probably see SL from a different perspective than outsiders do.