Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Baker Nikolaidis

Shared Second Life viewer?

Recommended Posts

Hi,

I was wondering if there's a way that me and my partner can share part or whole of our viewer experience within Second Life? Ideally, it would be cool to have a floating palette showing my partner's viewer (or restricted parts of it) so that we could share experiences without both of being at the same location or near to each other. Right now, we share snapshots of what each other are doing and that's fun but to able to follow her progress through SL and she follow mine would be really cool.

I know some folks are experimenting with teamviewers in SL but I don't think that's quite the same thing as I'm trying to imagine here. Don't want to control my partners viewing experience just want to share it. 

Any thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it would be cool if Linden could develop that for all viewers.. right? You could set limits and stuff. You've really got to trust somebody with remote access and though I love my SL partner dearly... there's risks with remote access.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Baker Nikolaidis said:

Hi,

I was wondering if there's a way that me and my partner can share part or whole of our viewer experience within Second Life? Ideally, it would be cool to have a floating palette showing my partner's viewer (or restricted parts of it) so that we could share experiences without both of being at the same location or near to each other. Right now, we share snapshots of what each other are doing and that's fun but to able to follow her progress through SL and she follow mine would be really cool.

I know some folks are experimenting with teamviewers in SL but I don't think that's quite the same thing as I'm trying to imagine here. Don't want to control my partners viewing experience just want to share it. 

Any thoughts?

My thoughts are that it is bound to lead to drama, especially when the relationship ends and one of the pair starts stalking the other, which is already a more-common-than-one would expect experience.  Sure you could "set limits and stuff" but when people are in the midst of an emotional relationship they are not always clearly thinking about online safety.

This may not apply to you or your partner, but if I was asked by a partner to allow this, it would set up red-flags for me about whether the person was one of those super-controlling types who wants to know everything that I am doing all the time, and not allow me privacy in my own SL.

I highly doubt that this is something that LL would ever put into their viewer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i see your concerns, Moirakathleen. It would have to be rolled out along the same lines as IMs insofar as you would have to option to ban the caller. SL friendship would also be a prerequisite of such a development, too. Each session would have to be on a request-accept basis just like teleports, objects or photos, etc. Think it would also have to be reciprocal rather than one-way so it can't be used simply for surveillance. Generally, all technologies have down-sides as well as up-sides that have to weighed up. Right now, SL seems to be falling behind RL in this respect. People routinely take movies on their phones and share them with partners and on social media instantly. In SL, if my partner wants to share something they're looking at or attending in SL the only option is a static snap-shot. 

i'm not asking for the sorts of desktop-to-desktop "handshake" that services like teamviewer offer. I can see why LL would stay clear of that because it's a minefield of unforeseen consequences. However, residents are already doing this (in pursuit of the erotic attractions of controlling and being controlled) and all of it is completely beyond LL's platform, supervision and privacy standards. Why not offer residents a safer and less hazardous way of sharing inside SL where protocols and permissions are built into service? At least that way, it all stays inside SL and, if things turn sour, we call shut it down.

Your concerns are appreciated....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...