Following the arrival of the latest software upgrade from Second Life we spent several hours yesterday checking out the new voice communications facility that comes with this upgrade. Like most things in Second Life it takes a while to get used to it, little things like remembering to face the speaker, and not moving more than about 10metres away from the speaker, but having said that it is a great addition.
Being able to use voice to speak to each other is a great addition. To try it out a group of Elysian regulars spent a couple of hours at the Café chatting yesterday evening, and it really showed the value of social spaces like the café.
The voice communications feature should prove really useful for events like the Reading Group meetings, and we are all looking forward to trying it out at the next meeting on August 14th.