About Becky

Canary Beck has been an active Second Life resident since 2007. She is an SL blogger, artist, creator, merchant, sim owner, researcher, filmmaker and performing artist. Offline she works as a London-based internet marketing consultant and business owner.

Basilique goes green

One of the well-known mitigations against climate change is alternative energy. As an exercise, I thought it would be an interesting thought experiment to see what it would take to make my region in Second Life, Basilique, to be 100% powered by renewable energy resources.

By | November 28th, 2016|Basilique, Second Life|5 Comments

Paradise Lost The Movie nominated for an Avi’s Choice Award – Watch it now for free and vote

Unexpected news: I learned last night that someone nominated Paradise Lost The Movie for the Favourite Machinima Production Award category of Avi's Choice Awards - Arts. To celebrate, I'm freely showing the movie on this post for the first time ever - no email or registration required.

By | February 2nd, 2016|Features, Immersive Experiences, My Videos, Paradise Lost in Second Life, Second Life|Comments Off on Paradise Lost The Movie nominated for an Avi’s Choice Award – Watch it now for free and vote

Merchants: A chance to get out in front of new Second Life residents

MadPea's first free-to-play game, The Ghost Town, launches on the 19th December at the Firestorm Gateway. MadPea seeks 20 merchants to provide themed prizes for the players. MadPea and Firestorm will promote participating vendors to their customers of the future before anyone else.

The many roles we play in Second Life

Last week I ran a survey asking Second Life users to tell me the roles with which they most identified. 3,073 people completed the survey. The purpose of my study was to determine the most popular use cases of Second Life. I wanted also to see which group is more likely to recommend Second Life. It turns out that most people identify as roleplayers in Second Life. Educators are most likely to recommend Second Life. Scripters are least likely to recommend it.

How men and women draw up the “perfect body” in Second Life

In my opinion, the dominant body style for both sexes in Second Life aligns more with what the poll reports men see as "perfect," rather than what women see as "perfect". It's also fair to say that many women choose to not align themselves to the anybody's perception of the perfect female, but these tend to be the exception that proves the rule.

By | December 6th, 2015|Second Life|7 Comments

Poll shows 72% might recommend Second Life, but more needed to sustain Second Life

Earlier this week I asked Second Life residents how likely they are to recommend Second Life to RL friends and colleagues. Over 3,000 people responded to the survey showing passionate engagement for Second Life.The poll shows 72% of Second Life users are more likely to promote it. With that said, more people need to promote Second Life if to maintain user engagement levels.

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