Friday, April 4, 2014

Avatars Swoon as Linden Lab CEO Visits Virtual World

Avatar social media circles were buzzing yesterday when word got out that Ebbe Altberg, Linden Lab's new CEO, was visiting the organization's flagship virtual world, Blocksworld. "When I saw the tweet about Ebbe visiting Blockshire Sim, I just had to log-on and meet him," gushed Blueberry Zhing, one of Blocksworld's most well-known fashion bloggers.

There were a few bumps in the virtual road. The heavy load on Blocksworld's servers caused some hiccups in the Sim's performance. "It was pretty laggy," commented Joan Lawnly, proprietor of Blocksworld's famous 1932 Paris club. "But it's great to finally see Lindens stepping into the virtual world again and communicating with residents."

Only time will tell if this is the dawn of a new era of Linden re-engagement with the Blocksworld community or if this first flush of enthusiasm will fade back to its previous apathy and enmity. But for now, it's Ebbemania baby! I'm totally pumped!


R. said...

Rod did the whole meet-and-greet and come-kiss-my-ass tour for a few weeks too.

And then vanished.

Here's hoping that when Ebbe vanishes from in-world tuchuslecher tours, he's replaced by a small group of empowered community managers that can resolve issues and help develop strategic partnerships with communities.


Strawberry Singh said...

I might have to sue Blueberry Zhing for IP infringement. She doesn't look too happy to meet him though.

Uccie Poultry said...

As often as I visit Blocksworld in any given day you'd think I'd have found that sim. Dang it.