This week Second Life gets voice. This is a great feature that makes the platform one small step closer to being used seriously by business. Yet key features, like moderated discussions, remain elusive. Linden promises these things in the near future, but Linden Lab's past track record on delivering promised features is pretty abysmal. Voice also takes away some of the anonymity of the platform, which will cause a certain percentage of SL's clientele to become less active in the SL universe.
So, although voice is a great small step, I'm still looking for
- Moderated voice discussion features
- An integrated web browser that supports at least flash video
- The ability to sync audio and video
- Less lag/more stability
- A client that auto updates, rather then me having to download a 30 meg file every week
So, good job Linden, I await the full promised package.
Also, I'm fairly behind on work this week, so the post will be pretty sparse, if anyone even reads this. I'll make up for it next week.