Okay, so, just to get it out in the first paragraph–that’s an ATM, and that sign in the background does say “MAKE MONEY!”
However, it also says “Avatar Social Network,” which is the name of one of the best virtual-world and sl focused social websites I’ve ever seen. A lot of the websites I’ve seen advertised as virtual world or SL equivalents to facebook have been exact clones of facebook, but with poor coding, or disappeared or went dead silent after a few months of action. ASN is small, but the community talks to one another and shares a lot of their virtual lives. People from IMVU and various MMOs are also on ASN, but most of the community feed looks like SL and various opensim/privately managed grids.
I’ve been on ASN for… goodness I don’t even remember. I went inactive for a while with a short SL hiatus, and came back on my birthday this year! There’s a lot to see and learn, like people advertising their clubs and photography, and groups that get together to do flash mobs!
That right there is my personal sign up link, but if you want to see some of the cool stuff already going on on ASN… here’s a few links!
- A Sr Maiko describes the colorful fashions of Sr and Jr Maikos in Hanafusa Okiya
- Children of the World hosts a charity event to help war-plagued kids in Yemen
- Join Avatar Social Network’s flash mob group… and surprise the people of SL with dance!
- Browse all sorts of SL-related topics in the Avatar Social Network forums!
And… as I’m sure it’s piqued interest… Doing absolutely anything and everything on the website will net you ‘credits.’ Credits can be exchanged for currency in some virtual worlds, like SL! For SL, the transfer is at a rate of 100 Credits per 1 Linden dollar.
You can earn credits for logging in, posting statuses, blogs, and forum posts, and interacting with posts other people make! (As if you NEEDED the extra encouragement to share all the cool stuff you get up to!)