Second Life: The Official Guide

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Enjoy Your Second Life

This exclusive guide is your official gateway to "Second Life," the wildly popular virtual world now inhabited by more than eight million residents. In this fully revised and updated "Second Edition," you'll discover the very latest information about living in "Second Life"--from how to enter the world, get started, and get around, to the many exciting new ways you can earn real-world incomes, meet other residents, and enjoy all there is to do.

Authored by "Second Life" experts and featuring contributions from Linden Lab employees and "Second Life" residents from around the world, this is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to create his or her own reality in "Second Life." The book includes:

Avatar appearance: Create your look and find your voice.

Places to go: Take a grand tour of interesting Second Life locales.

Things to do: Enjoy the nightlife, the great places to shop, and the rich variety of SL communities.

People to meet: Who will you be in this wide-open world? Get a taste of the diverse social scene. Meet both famous and infamous residents and read their compelling profiles.

Start building: Create everything from sandals to spaceships, and beyond, thanks to expanded SL technology tools and tons of helpful tips.

Scripting basics: Make your projects move, talk, spin, and more-learn scripting directly from the creator of the Linden Scripting Language.

Create machinima: Learn to storyboard, design, and star in your own productions.

SL economy: Profit from the thriving SL economy and turn L$ into US$.

Learn how to meet and make friends with people from around the world

Experience Second Life's amazing destinations

Get insider tips for such things as managing your unwieldy inventory

On the CD
The CD provides textures, avatar templates, animation software, more than a hundred sample animations, machinima created in Second Life, and a host of resources to help Second Life residents, builders, scripters, and animators.

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About the author (2008)

Michael Rymaszewski is an award-winning author of more than 20 computer books, including Second Life: The Official Guide.

Wagner James Au is a journalist embedded in Second Life and runs the New World Notes blog.

Cory Ondrejka is CTO of Linden Lab and created the Linden Scripting Language.

Richard Platel has been a resident of Second Life and an LSL scripter since before the public beta in 2003.

Sara Van Gorden has built hundreds of things and works for developer Electric Sheep.

Jeannette CÚzanne and Paul CÚzanne run, a blog that reviews interesting Second Life places and activities.

Benjamin Batstone-Cunningham helped start the Second Life Machinima community while working at Linden Lab. He recently founded Alt-Zoom Studios, a development agency in SL.

Aleks Krotoski is a long-time Second Life resident who writes about emerging community experiences in virtual worlds.

Celebrity Trollop runs Second Style Fashionista, a blog on Second Life fashion.

Jim Rossignol is a writer and editor focused on digital culture.

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