August 18, 2008


Due to a hardware problem weblin has a short downtime but is working on that to get back online soon.

August 09, 2008

More rooms for more weblins

There are weblins on many sites. The TopCloud shows only a small part. Weblins are distributed all over the web, but they also cluster on the big sites like YouTube, Friendster, Orkut, Facebook, hi5, Yahoo, Google, Hotmail and more. Sometimes you meet dozens on these sites and it is constantly growing.

There has been a special configuration for Google. If people just want to do a quick search and leave for their destination, then they just pass through and disturb the ongoing chats. Some time ago Google sites have been configured so, that weblins do not enter the Google rooms automatically. Instead, weblin shows a button, which people may press to enter the room intentionally.

But there are more and more web sites with heavy weblin usage.

These sites will increasingly be configured to put avatars into random rooms. International sites will get rooms for frequently used client languages. Later, there will be multiple rooms per language. Most sites also get a number of random rooms for all other languages.

Find technical details about the configuration here.

August 07, 2008

weblin on Arab TV

This is so cool. Despite we do not have arabic language yet, the tv station france24arabic recently broadcasted a tv-spot with weblin:

August 05, 2008

2008 METAVERSE TOUR- a video about virtual worlds

Gary Hayes made a cool Video, "2008 METAVERSE TOUR - THE SOCIAL VIRTUAL WORLD'S A STAGE". Weblin is one of the virtual worlds mentioned in his video, cool. I was really impressed by the huge number of virtual worlds already existing.
And I liked the quotes between the video snippets, I didn't know that even Shakespaere, Henry Miller and Thoreau thought about virtual worlds!
You can see a lots of different avatars, from 2D to 3D in various steps, pixelworlds and full 3D environments. Great film, thanks Gary.
via marmel