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.

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 | 2017-03-19T20:57:43+00:00 December 6th, 2015|Must Read, 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.

New survey: Would you refer a friend to Second Life?

I'm the Phoenix Firestorm Project's new marketing manager. My job, in a nutshell, is to persuade potential new users to try Second Life. I'll do that by attracting people to the Firestorm Community Gateway.

How advice is everywhere and why most of it is nonsense

Much too often, we offer too much advice and too little understanding. We talk much too much and listen so very little. How about this for some advice to the givers of advice: If you hope to change minds, if you want to help, if you want to give advice, seek first to understand, before being understood.

By | 2016-11-18T13:14:51+00:00 November 24th, 2015|Opinions, Second Life|15 Comments

The Linden Lab Chat summarised in 7 minutes

Ebbe Altberg answered questions at the first LabChat show. The DraxFiles Radio Hour aired the show today. For the full recording, check out today's DFRH. I understand organisers will make a full transcript available in a day or two. As I was listening, I made notes (as I tend to do when I listen to these types of things), and thought I'd share them with you if you felt like reading about what he said. It will take about 7 minutes, in case you don't want to spend the hour + listening to the show (although I encourage you to listen to the show as well!)

By | 2017-03-19T21:04:54+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Must Read, News, Project Sansar, Second Life|10 Comments

Hatred does not cease by hatred – hatred ceases by love

I can empathise with what the people of France must be going through the day after such heinous acts against hundreds of innocent people of Paris, yet I worry when world leaders say things like this: "We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless."

By | 2016-11-18T13:14:52+00:00 November 14th, 2015|Opinions|19 Comments

Basilique now offers continuous 30-minute guided tours

This weekend I launched guided tours of the Basilique region. The thirty minute tours run continuously – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – and cover every major sight at Basilique, complete with historical references, stories behind past residents and locations, and other interesting references to what visitors can do at Basilique. Julietford, one of my scripted agents (bots), delivers the tours.

By | 2016-11-18T13:14:52+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Basilique, Second Life|8 Comments
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