Friday, October 29, 2010

Press release: Snowcrash Digital joins SpotOn3D®

Press release
for immediate release

Snowcrash Digital joins SpotOn3D®

Snowcrash Digital is happy to announce that it will expand its range of products and services and start actively developing applications for the Web Worlds™ developed and maintained by SpotOn3D®. Within short term, Snowcrash Digital will open its virtual showroom in SpotOn3D®, bringing along their most popular applications to this new and exciting virtual world.

Snowcrash Digital is a gold certified Second Life® solution provider, most known as the developers of Second Life's leading audio solution "Hermes Audio Technology" and the "Hermes Engage" range of educational tools. Since 2006 Snowcrash Digital has developed specialized scripted solutions and "enabling tools", often merging the 2D-web and 3D environments.

"We believe that due to the current evolution of the market, there will be a growing demand for cross-platform tools. Many of our customers already spread their activities over several virtual worlds, and we think that by offering them their trusted tools in these other environments as well we offer them a valuable service.", marketing director Philippe Pascal states. He adds, "We've been evaluating several OpenSim worlds, often being invited by the people behind them. A key-factor for us in deciding which we'll join is the protection of intellectual property, both ours and our customers - for which SpotOn3D® had a very strong case."

“Virtual worlds are evolving and constantly stretching the bounds of what technology can do, and OpenSim based worlds are at the forefront of that. In our opinion SpotOn3D® have the right approach and are backed by a solid infrastructure, making it a great base to spread out of Second Life® and to take advantage of the innovations that OpenSim brings. We’re excited to be part of that revolution, and to enable others to join it too.”, adds Jim Evans, Snowcrash Digital’s technical director.

More news on the services and products of Snowcrash Digital that will be offered in SpotOn3D® will be announced soon. Keep an eye on Snowcrash Digital's blog at and on this SpotOn3D
® blog for all the latest news and updates.

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For more information about this press release or about Snowcrash Digital, please feel free to contact Snowcrash Digital's marketing director Philippe Pascal at

For more information about SpotOn3D, please feel free to contact Tessa Harrington at

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Area 54 Halloween Concert - October 30th

Mark your calendars! October 30th at 1PM SLT the one and only Anek Fuchs will be rocking your socks off at Area 54! Join us for this wonderful event by this great performer. Log in to VeeSome ( and use the map function to search for 'Club 54' and teleport there - you'll be able to find the Concert Hall when there (use the teleport nexus). If you need any help, ask most anyone around - they'll know where to send you!

Today at 3PM: The GridWrap show on MetaverseTV

How about a full update on the movers and shakers in virtual reality? Come over at 3PM to Metaverse Island in Second Life® ( to join your hosts Tessa Harrington (Tessa Kinney-Johnson in real world, 15+ year veteran of the 3D Web) and Dousa Dragonash for another interesting episode of GridWrap.

Not able to get there today? How about enjoying last Monday's show? Tessa and Dousa had a very interesting conversation with Jim Evans and Philippe Pascal of Snowcrash Digital. Find it online at

GridWrap is brought to you by SpotOn3D® and MetaverseTV. Missed an episode? No worries, visit our online archive at to watch any of our previous episodes.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

OpenSim IBMer, Sagar Chandola, takes notice of SpotOn3D® and extends invitation

In a letter that went out to about 20 IBM virtual world key specialists, Sagar Chandola talked about the groundbreaking cloud technology SpotOn3D® has been implementing in its Web Worlds™. SpotOn3D® currently uses Amazon cloud servers, but was honored to read that Sagar would be very interested in exploring the possibilities of IBM specialists working together with "upcoming company" SpotOn3D® to develop a partnership between IBM and SpotOn3D®.
With the option to turn on your Cloud Server, you get the power of a dedicated server streaming your region. This means you can host up to 100 people on your land for promotional events, musician performances, webinars and more - making Web Worlds™ reach their maximum potential.
For more information about our Web Worlds™ and cloud technology, please contact Also note that our special landrush action is still going on! Visit to find out all about it!

Yesteryday's Rockcliffe University Presentation

Yesterday, October 20th 2010, Tessa Harrington of SpotOn3D® gave a presentation about the new and exciting SpotOn3D® Web Worlds at the Rockcliffe University in Second Life. Tessa started off by talking about the potential implications of Philip Rosedale leaving Linden Lab again - one of the recent evolutions worrying many Second Life content creators and educators.

Tessa Harrington in virtual, Tessa Kinney-Johnson in real world (15+ year veteran of the 3D Web, as she calls it), described the current situation as "Noah's Ark Time", stating, "It's time to get serious about backing up your content and being prepared to migrate when necessary." adding, " I think between the two investors cashing out this year, the layoffs, the announcement about the TeenGrid and then the declaration of an end to educational discounts makes it clear Linden Lab is in distress." Tessa informed and encouraged the audience of educators to start preparing and backing up, educating them on the many IP legal ways they could back up their team and individual builds and still comply with Linden Lab's 3rd party viewer rules.

No need to panic if you missed yesterday's presentation - Tessa will be giving more presentations about the SpotOn3D® Web Worlds™. If you would be interested in having Tessa come present the possibilities for your community/business, please feel free to leave us a message at

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

GridWrap with Marc Montague

GridWrap hosts Tessa Harrington and Dousa Dragonash had a most interesting talk in yesterday's GridWrap show where Marc Montague of Pixel Lighthouse Consulting was the central guest. Theme of the episode was virtual businesses.

Some of the highlights in the conversation were his view on why even a virtual business needs a business plan, how virtual business can cross over to the real world and the other way around. Along with other points, this made this GridWrap episode a very interesting one for all virtual and real entrepreneurs. Take a drink, get out your headset, sit back and enjoy:

For all info on the GridWrap show, visit . GridWrap was brought to you by MetaverseTV and SpotOn3D.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Growth figures - We're growing fast!

The SpotOn3D team is happy to share with you the latest figures on our grid users. It's been an exciting month since the grid first launched, and we're even more excited about having been able to welcome so many people to our new web worlds.

In the last 30 days we had a 15% growth in total registered users, bringing the total to about 1300 registered users. Maybe even more important is our conversions of FREE4EVER accounts to our $2.99 a month Premium Memberships have also went up with 15%, making the total percentage of paid members a whopping 50% of our user base – a remarkable response for such a new grid with very different platform structure using the OpenSim community.

Please note that the figures mentioned above are a reflection of our registered Key Accounts that can hold up to 5 avatars under them. Therefore, our total number of avatars wandering around on our grids varies between 1292 and 6460 avatars.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Gridwrap with SRH Magic & Nissa Rewell of the Pandorian Hub Grid

Join your host Tessa Harrington today at 3PM PDT for a talk with SRH Magic and Nissa Rewell of the Pandorian Hub Grid about using virtual social media as a means to teach marketing & economics for real world business. This promises to be an interesting conversation, so scoot over to Island%161/158/111/25 at 3PM PDT.

Purdue Professors in the real world, Scott and Nissa have been working to establish an AVATAR the MOVIE Community Hub based roughly upon the ideas of the Gorean Hub. They have two goals in this venture – two help promote stronger role playing communities and to use their hub as a training ground for their marketing and economics students.

Some of their goals are as follows:
  • To unite and promote traffic to the many exciting Avatar themed sims that are dedicated to structured role play.
  • Create a Pandorian role playing training program to help decrease the rate of attrition and provide educated role players for the role playing sim owners, thereby increasing their numbers of devoted role players.
  • Illustrate the laws of Marketing and Economics through their Pandorian Hub and V-Retailing center.
  • Help give creators of Pandorian playwear an additional merchandising point.
  • To promote ‘serious play’ as a tool for serious learning and training and help institute new online training standards and protocols for education online.

Press Release: Announcing Edu-Merge

Press release
for immediate release

Press contact
Tessa Kinney-Johnson (

Announcing Edu-Merge

The SpotOn3D team is proud to announce its Edu-Merge project, a web world that will
be dedicated to education. Thanks to focusing specifically on education, this web world
will provide an easier ground for collaboration between educators. Edu-Merge will be a
cloud driven service, making this web world scalable and capable of supporting many
more avatars per region when necessary. On top of all this educators can already start
building up and using their region on one of the other web worlds, making it possible
for them to enjoy Spoton3D’s special land rush action!

SpotOn3D believes in specialized web worlds between which users can teleport with
one key account for all of these worlds. One of these specialized web worlds soon to
be launched is the Edu-Merge world, specifically focusing on education. Thanks to
specializing the purpose of each web world, SpotOn3D is able to reach out to a clearly
defined target audience, and the effort required of new residents is much lower as
they immediately find what they came for.

Although the Edu-Merge grid is not launched yet, educators can already start building
their sim and having their classes on the SpotOn3D or Veesome grid. Educators will
be offered the option to move over to the Edu-Merge web world when available. This
means they can fully enjoy the special land rush action SpotOn3D currently has going
on - no set-up fee, and a guaranteed low tier for as long as they own the region.

SpotOn3D also takes great pride in customer service, and is most happy to help you
set up your educational facilities in our web worlds - whether you own just a parcel or
your own private grid. For all info on Edu-Merge or Veesome’s special land rush action,
please contact the SpotOn3D team at You can also visit the
special land rush website at or follow to keep up to date with all of our news and
special actions.

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For more information about this topic, or about SpotOn3D in general, please feel free to contact us. Our team is most happy to answer any of your inquiries. (

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tools.Jam visits SpotOn3D - the movie

At 3PM PDT yesterday, the kind people from Tools.Jam came over to SpotOn3D to do a field trip, exploring our web worlds. We were all very excited about it, and it has also been a very encouraging experience for all of us at SpotOn3D, seeing our systems remain stable and reliable all through the field trip.

Shamblesguru aka Chris Smith was so kind to make a video of the field trip; Tessa was the host on duty and took people from the central landing point over to the Pathfinders village, afterwards crossing the sim border and walking to the learning path - where also the bug zapper can be found. The video stops at the teleport to the could system demonstration. Thank you very much for the fine video Chris!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tools.Jam visits SpotOn3D – Come join us!

SpotOn3D is happy to welcome the explorers from Tools.Jam, who will be joining us today at our grid for a demonstration of the possibilities offered by the unique features SpotOn3D offers. Tessa and Denvor will be demonstrating the key features like the unique key-account system allowing people to manage several avatars through one central account with shared balance and inventory, the grid-to-grid teleporting among other groundbreaking realizations of the SpotOn3D team including the smart region server system. There’s even a demonstration of the web browser integrated web world viewer on the schedule!

The full schedule for this presentation is:

SpotON3D HUB GRID (Beta) :: 10 minutes
This is our general landing point for people to enter our network of 3DWeb Worlds, when they are not sure what grid they wish to be born into and explore. This info portal educates them on the selling systems, communities and other 3D Web Worlds available to them as well as access to the Learning Paths™ ten step orientation. The landing point here is called ETA.

VeeSome (Beta) :: 10 minutes
This is SpotON3D’s first launch of its Private Label Grid technology in the form of a hugely successful launch of the VeeSome recreational grid Friday, September 3rd, 2010.

Biz-Grid (Alpha) :: 20 minutes
Biz-Grid is designed to allow for turn-key small to large meetings, webinars, conferences and training through our SpotON3D Private Label Grid system. With its ‘NO-TOUCH INVO/EDIT’ Presentation tools, EZPrezTools™ , one can upload a PPT natively, show videos, pictures and even a snapshot of your desktop with the ease of uploading an image to FlickR.

Q&A :: 10 minutes
This is your chance to poke a hole in our vision for the 3D Web. It’s ok! Take us to task! We like the challenge and enjoy a good debate!

Please feel free to come over and join us, everyone’s welcome to do so. The touring of the SpotOn3D web worlds starts at 9:30am PDT when we will all come together at the ETA landing point. If you already have an account at SpotOn3D, just log in and teleport over. If you haven’t please make yourself a free account at

If you’re not able to make it today, don’t worry; more demonstrations will be announced soon. Just keep an eye on our blog and twitter (

Also note that the VeeSome landrush action is still going on! Get your region today, 5k or 15k prims, with a special low monthly fee for as long as you own the region and no set up fee. Find out all about it at

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Questions You Should Ask When Expanding to OpenSim Grids

If SpotON3D is not the grid for you, that kewl. It would be impossible for any one company or grid to meet the demand of such a diverse and passionate community. We still want to help out anyway we can. These questions are designed to help you evaluate the risks and limits as you explore all your options, rather than eliminate any grids.


1. Does the gird have a certified https:// website?

2. Under About US or CONTACT US do you find a reference to real world contact information, i.e. phone, email that associates with their dot com, physical mail address -not a post office box.

3. Do the founders/exec staff use real identities or game character names?

4. Are you given contact information that clearly identifies the owners, their physical address, a working phone number and email addresses that are answered within 3 to 7 days?

5. If needed, would you have enough information make a complaint to the Better Business Bureau or even the legal authorities where you live?

6. Do they have a user verification system to minimize griefing risks?

7. Do they have a working economy? If so, is it based upon trading one virtual currency for another, like VWallet for Lindens? If so, can you identify the person(s) behind that system in real world terms?

8. Do they have a system in place and staff to deal with griefing and copy bot risks?

9. How do they handle minors on the grid? Is the grid segregated to keep kids that might come in out of areas they should not be in? How would they handle a report of a pedophile? What is their stance on child avatars?

10. How are payments for land & products handled – through a recognized subscription service like PayPal or manually?

11. Can you cash out via trusted money system like PayPal?

12. Do they provide records of all payments for product, services and land rentals?

13. Do they have a TOS in place?

14. Is the grid’s structure based on a peer-2-peer hosting or a hosted solution? A peer2peer grid is where you host your own sim and link up to their central asset server for storage of the community’s content? Or is it a fully hosted solution like Second Life® or SpotON3D™? If the second is true, then is the grid hosted on someone’s home server system or a professional co-location?

15. Do they do routine backups at least ever 24 hours for rollbacks?

16. What is their stance on OAR and IAR file backups? Do they allow you to do them yourself regardless of the state of the IP and the creators who made it?

17, Do they promote the idea of giving away, selling or trading such content without regard to the IP rights of the creator?

18. What would happen to your content if you were to have to leave? Would they reserve The right to continue to use, distribute or sell your content on their grid or through a web based selling system, or would it only exist in the inventories of those you sold to and your own avatars?

19. Does the grid have a system in place to report and/or resolve social and legal disputes through?

20. What is the grid's stance on legal Intellectual Property Rights? Some folks believe simply don't believe in IP or copyrights and see no reason to respect such laws. You need to ask subtle questions to determine where they truly stand in this issue if you hope to use the grid in question as a secure selling destination. The easiest way to do this is to ask if its okay to bring in sculpts and textures you've purchased from SL. If they don't ask you to get the permissions of the original seller, or have a 'no see-no hear-no speak" stance on such things, then that is most likely a good example of how much they would respect your work in someone else's hands.

We hope these questions help you in your exploration of the many wonderful grids available on through the Virtual World community. SpotON3D will be hosting community events for all the virtual would community in hopes that we can rebuild bridges to the many folks who have left out of heartache, frustration and financial redress. These are hard times indeed, but together we can make something even better - let the phoenix rise again.

Friday, October 8, 2010

13 Very Good Reasons to Consider SpotON3D for Your Next Destination

·         The Universal Registration – Sign up Once – Get access to all Public Grids.
·         The Universal Avatar – Your avatar appearance never changes as you travel the SpotON3D network of grids
·         The Universal Inventory – All your inventory assets follow you through the publically networked grids using SpotON3D;s Private Label Grid System
·         FREE4EVER Accounts – New Visitors can Chat, Travel the General Population areas, Shop, Customize their avatars, Attend events and Meetings, and even interact with scripted gadgets, games and tools.
·          PayPal Verified Premium Memberships with Key Account Security & up to 5 Avatars – For just $2.99 a month users get the following:
o         Up to 5 Fully Functional avatars
o         To ‘loan’ one of their avatar accounts with trusted friends, family & clients
o         Key Account Security means that avatar passwords cant’ be changed without access to the Key Account password too.
o         The ability to give individual avatars under the Key Account different permissions.
·         Anti-Grieving/Drama Mechanisms :: Technical, Social & Legal
o         Using Verified PayPal accounts as a means to verify memberships makes for a greatly reduce incidence of grieving and adds up to a far more stable grid experience.
o         Client Routing Technology ensures that potentially malicious clients aren’t able to enter into the main grid areas and be used to disrupt service on the grids.
o         Community Driven Dispute Resolution Panel empowers communities to resolve their disputes in a factual and mature manner.
o         Legal Real World Arbitration through puts players on an equal playing field for one low affordable price of just $150 usd.
·         Built-in Web Window into Client: No laggy selling system in SpotON3D. One of the primary reasons so many island can be hosted on so few machines is because the overhead for sale it taken completely offworld, and streamed through a web based system.
· & Double Dutch Delivery ™ – A Membership Sensitive 3D Selling Portal, offering users the ability to sell to multiple grids as securely as possible, expanding to even MMO’s and other incompatible platforms.
·         Integrated Amazon Cloud Server Technology @ $4.99/19.99/hr – Amazon Cloud Server is a ‘pay-as-you-go’ simple storage service that is charge by the hour for any amount of data at any time, from anywhere on the web. SpotON3D uses this  cost effective high powered server instances to host high traffic events of up to 100 , such as Webinars, Musical endeavors, and simulcast Conferences for a fraction of the cost of renting these same server specs.
·         Segregated General , Mature and Adult Populations – Keeping it reasonable safe and inoffensive for most reasonable users in the spirit of Responsible Tolerance.
·         Private Label Grids – Giving individuals, businesses and education the tools and framework to create their own branded grids on dedicated servers. Bundled with a turn key package of avatars, a customer web design with its on Universal Registration Porta, bundled meeting or recreational builds for a turn key experience and much more.
·         Land Rentals - $14.99 - $299.per month – With price points for all budgets, spoton3d hopes to inspire a new generation of users.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Don't settle for less –

                - Get MORE For LE$$

SpotON3D™ Web System is the first platform designed with the intent to organically develop a network of grids to service the diverse needs of the Metaverse citizens. These grids are called Web Worlds because they incorporate the best of the 2D web and embed them into the 3D experience. This makes it the most likely protocol for the emerging 3d web as we know it today, where real world, entertainment and recreational users can develop into separate, but interconnected micro grid communities.

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Launched Web World Grids ::
  • - The INFO Hub Grid for the network Web Worlds - THINK of it as a 3D search engine for the SpotON3D Web Worlds
  • - The Recreational Grid - the place we unwind, hang out, shop, chat and explore together.
  • - Seeking Pathfinders to assist our users as they come into our grids. Email us at
Upcoming Launches ::
  • - Helping Musicians to bridge the distance with their online audiences through FREE Virtual Concert Scenes
The one stop shop for education ::
  • - Check out colleges, universities, community colleges
  • - Shop for educational gadgets and tools
  • - Rental recruitment offices so prospective students can check you out online
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