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Hello from Linden Lab’s New CEO

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    Ebbe Linden wrote:

    As Linden Lab’s new CEO, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to you all - I’m Ebbe Altberg, aka Ebbe Linden in Second Life (although I’ve been advised by many of you to use an alt when cruising around). You can find my official bio on LindenLab.com, and there’s a nice piece with a bit more about my background and experience over on Inara Pey’s blog, Living in a Modem World (I offered a few clarifications in this comment there).

    Why did I choose to take this on? I did it because I love the idea behind our products, what you can do with them, and the potential for what we can become. I studied fine arts and computer science, and I find creating digital products and services a creative blend that I absolutely love. For me then, the creative and empowering technologies and marketplaces Linden Lab are creating are just incredible materials to work with. I have a huge belief that we can do great things together. Great for you, for Linden Lab, and for our investors. Linden has learned a ton that few companies have ever had the opportunity to learn when it comes to empowering people to contribute in creative ways and collaborate with a global online community. It’s unique.

    I don’t really consider myself a ‘gamer,’ but I also don’t think that ‘game’ would describe Second Life either, and I’ve found Second Life intriguing for a long time. In addition to having personally explored the virtual world a bit back when it first started (of course I’m diving in more now), my son was a very active Resident as a teenager, and I’ve been consistently impressed by the incredible things the Second Life community creates. I’m proud to be joining the team that enables this level of creativity, and as I said in our press release, I’m committed to supporting our customers to help you become even more successful.  

    Many of you have been very kind in welcoming me via Twitter (I’m @ebbealtberg there), and I’ve read quite a few thoughtful blog posts and forum threads offering advice and raising some issues to my attention - thank you for that! I’ll continue to read all that I can (although I won’t always be able to respond to everything), and I’m looking forward to getting more familiar with Second Life and its communities through both personal experience inworld and communication with you and my colleagues.  

    There are big opportunities ahead as we further improve and grow Second Life, and I’m looking forward to our future together.

    See you inworld!

    Ebbe Linden

http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Hello-from-Linden-Lab-s-New-CEO/ba-p/2499503?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=Story&utm_campaign=SocialCM

Better late than never, I suppose.

...Dres

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LaskyaClaren wrote:


Dresden Ceriano wrote:

Better late than never, I suppose.

...Dres

Too bad they didn't enable comments. That would have been nice.

Which is the very reason why I linked to it here.  Perhaps I should have included the text... in fact, I think I'll add it.

...Dres

 

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A big plus that not only is EA the kind of weird-o that would investigate SL on his own,  but his son was "very active".  

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LaskyaClaren wrote:


Dresden Ceriano wrote:

Better late than never, I suppose.

...Dres

Too bad they didn't enable comments. That would have been nice.

If Ebbe thought enabling comments would have been nice, he'd have enabled them, no?

Perspective!

;-)

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Not about "nice"...it's not necessary a good place to talk...and there are so many channels already, many that are better for converstation...I should just have linked to here...

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Ebbe Linden wrote:

Not about "nice"...it's not necessary a good place to talk...and there are so many channels already, many that are better for converstation...I should just have linked to here...

I agree. I'm also relentlessly oppositional and selectively cynical.

It's lovely to see you here, Ebbe, it really is.

 

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Wow, a Linden on our forums, I am impressed.

Very glad to have you here Ebbe, please come back often. Ask questions, just say Hi, or give us some facts to set something straight. But most importantly, say something from time to time.

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Ebbe Linden wrote:

I'm here becuase I believe!

I hope the novelty doesn't wear off too soon. 

Congratulations on your new position.  

Do you golf?  (Yes, I'm trolling as I already know your handicap.)

 

 

 

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Ebbe Linden wrote:

We can talk here!

Welcome to the Funny Farm.  ;)

And thank you for taking the time to post.

It was great reading your comments on Twatter.

It's especially nice to know that you have some familiarity with SL.

I know you've got a job to do, you've been hired for a purpose.

All I'll ask is that you give all of us an honest listen.  Many if not most of us really do want to see SL grow into the future.

So again, Welcome!

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Ebbe Linden wrote:

Is being weird a requirement? I think I qualify but maybe it shouldn't be a requirement
;)

We all know that you have to be a little off center to love this place -- maybe we are not really quite all the way grown up yet :-) 

 

 

 

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I think we all understand that you are not in the position to be here often, or to engage in much discussion here.

But i also think you'd be amazed at how far the occasional sign that you, or someone else from LL, is reading what is said here, will go in building a sense of community and connection.

A lot of nonsense gets posted here (she said guiltily).

But there's a great deal of wisdom to be found too from some of SL's veterans and newcomers!

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