Today’s Product Meetup was held at the brand new, attractively designed, and futuristic Sansar Social Hub (which is a new feature of today’s client update). The Social Hub is accessible via a teleporter from the Lookbook space when you first log in:
I’m really glad that Linden Lab decided to do this; I know that they had been reluctant to create a social hub in the past, but I think it’s a necessity for a (relatively) new platform that wants to engage its users and encourage them to mingle.
It also counters the commonly-heard complaint that Sansar is “deserted” and “empty”. What better way to address that than to create an easily-accessible space where people can touch base with each other? I know that I will be spending time at the Social Hub to meet up with friends and to greet and welcome newcomers, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who plans to do so. (I used to do this all the time at Cloud Party‘s social hub back in the day, and I met many interesting people that way, including people who are now in Sansar.)
This was also the first Product Meetup since Linden Lab announced that Sansar’s Community Manager, Eliot, was no longer with the company. It remains to be seen whether LL will post the position on their careers website, or fill the vacancy from within. Being a Community Manager for such a fractious, demanding clientele can often be a thankless task. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Eliot for his hard work, and I wish him well in his future endeavours, whatever they may be.