I am a member of an inworld group -- that you are free to join -- called the Second Life Press Corps (SLPC). I believe the group was formed about a year ago or maybe less I am not really sure. SLPC has been stone quiet forever. It has been so inactive that a few times I thought about deleting the group but I kept hoping that Linden Lab would engage us talkative bloggers so I held on to my membership. Recently, Pete Linden has started to engage the SLPC, which is a sign to me that things really may be changing under the new leadership at the Lab.
Some time last week members of of SLPC were invited to a meet and greet with the new CEO and were asked to RSVP. Some of us said "why thank you for the invite, I would very much like to meet Rodvik Linden in world for a half hour." The appointed time rolled around (11am SLT yesterday) and we all TPed to a bland meeting spot. We introduced ourselves. We talked for a few moments. It was an upbeat meeting.
I thought to myself -- hmmm.....there are only 20 people here. Perhaps posting a chat log of this to my blog would be a good idea so the people who are not in the group or those who could not make it would know what happened. Control C, Control V, publish. I have had a lot of pageviews on that post -- about 3 times my normal daily traffic -- so people were indeed interested in reading about what Rodvick Linden had to say. Mission accomplished. I shared information people found valuable and I got some pageviews. I felt pretty good! yay!
Fairly quickly someone on twitter suggested that posting a chat log is a TOS violation. Now, I take TOS violations seriously and I would not suggest such a thing, especially in a public forum like twitter, unless I knew for absolute sure what I was talking about. So in the interest of pubic education here is the relevant section of the Community Standards - NOT the Terms of Service mind you -- the Community Standards.