Kate and I received an email from Ananda Valeeva who is the Editor-in-Chief of Inner World Magazine. She is writing an article on behaviors, emotions and the therapeutic value of virtual worlds. She came across the Online Therapy Institute and has included the institute in her article. So she wanted to let us know and asked if we could meet inworld, talk a bit and snap some pics of us at our office in Second Life. Well now that sounds like fun, and so we went about the business of arranging a time.
Ananda emailed and stated her available SL time. Hmmm, I thought. I vaguely remembered SL time yet had never had a need to use it. But with all of us in different countries, made sense. So I went inworld to see what time it was in SL currently and the time stamp said PST (Pacific Standard Time). Huh, [scratch head] now what? I went to Second Life’s Help feature, no luck. So I googled SL Time Zone. And the answer was revealed! http://sl.nmc.org/2007/01/02/time-zones/ – A blog post from 2007 explains it. SL time was a nifty idea conjoured up by Linden Lab but apparently it ws so confusing for most that the idea was abandoned and now everything in Second Life is on PST (California) where Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life, is located.
Ok so that is not so hard. I know what time zone I live in (EST) and I know what time it is in the UK – 5 hours ahead of me. Now, let’s see, Ananda lives in Brazil…
Well, we finally figured it out- 3 different time zones establishing a meeting in yet another time zone. But it felt like I was in 7th grade math class trying to solve a word problem!
See you inworld Ananda!!
(oh my, what shall I wear?)
And we will keep the rest of you posted!