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vBusiness LogoA number of VB’s readers are lawyers and executives who are interested in virtual worlds, but who don’t have a virtual world presence yet. Setting one up just got a little easier.

Second Life is the leading world at the moment, and frankly, it is a bit of a pain to get started there. The interface is sort of cumbersome and the software requires a moderately robust PC, but most modern systems will work, and most users will be able to figure out how to move around and use the software… with a little help. Help is here; as part of this week’s vBusiness Expo the Clever Zebra people have put together a whole “welcome to Second Life” portal for new users, with a streamlined sign up page and some really good in-world help on the basics (like moving around, finding colleagues and groups, and customizing your avatar).

Bottom line: if you’re a lawyer or executive who has been toying with the idea of getting involved in this space, this is a great way to get started.

From the press release:

It’s Nick from Clever Zebra here. We’re really proud to announce the launch of the vBusiness Second Life Registration Portal today. If you’ve not yet registered for Second Life, please use that link now. You’ll be able to arrive right at vBusiness Central in Second Life where we have a quick and simple introduction all lined up for you.

Clever Zebra did a really good job with the registration portal and in-world build. Here’s a guide to the vBusiness Expo (.pdf) if you need more encouragement. Registration is still open, though I know space is limited. There are a lot of great presentations scheduled for this four-day event, and with the introduction of this portal for new users, it looks like a terrific opportunity to get your feet wet if you’re new to the space. There’s even a virtual law panel on Friday moderated by VB’s Editor. Hope to see you there!

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