Sister Cities - The World In 3D Online
Sister Cities networks the top
themed social networking sims in virtual reality, featuring
Class Cities recreated for your online entertainment.
|Themes: Africa, Croatia, Czech
and Slovak Republics, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Romania, Spain, UK, US
Activities: Arts, Games, Museums, Music, Nature, Romance,
Virtual Reality Environments
Unlike chat and cam, virtual reality is spatial.
You can change your point of view, check things out, back off, or
Virtual reality is world-wide,
interactive, three-dimensional; operating on networked
computers, with multiple real persons logged in and interacting in real
time all the time. From your home location you can talk
to anyone else in the world using your 3D avatar.
Second Life is the world's leading virtual reality
environment, operated by
Linden Lab since
1999. Basic accounts are free but a valid email address is required. A good
graphics card and fast internet connection are essential. Premium accounts
allow you to own land and build your own locations.
Sister Cities and Friends
Sister Cities and Friends (SCF) is a Resident (not Linden
Lab) Managed chamber of commerce (board of trade)-type program operated to promote and
support selected Second Life sims and sim owners. SCF includes profit and
not-for-profit members (as do real world chambers).
Chambers of commerce
serve the following general purposes: Creating a strong local economy;
Promoting the community; Providing networking opportunities;
governing bodies on behalf of members; Taking political action, such as getting
change requests prioritized for awareness and action.
Themed: Following an ideal or orienting principle
Social: People getting together for any purpose such as
companionship, cooperation, business, pleasure, work, fun,
To connect in a beneficial manner.
The mission of SCF is, "to network the top themed social
networking sims in Second Life."
The SCF mission aligns with the Linden Lab mission, "to
connect us all to an online world that advances the human condition," with
the recognition that, for worthwhile efforts to be continuously operated,
they must also be continuously resourced.
SCF does NOT charge members a financial fee. SCF DOES
require from members a 'time and commitment fee', in the form of maintaining
meeting membership requirements and sending a representative to Mayor's
Meetings held quarterly.
In return for this investment of time and
commitment, members receive increased awareness of, and support for, their
vision and sim operations. SCF does have operating costs including the time and
commitment and intellectual property of the management team. SCF does have
limited awareness and support from selected Linden Lab contacts because of
its alignment with the LL mission; and because of assistance by the SCF management team
on initiatives that help tactically support LL goals without requiring
Sister Cities and Friends
Second Life Help Island
Networked Teleport Sign Board