Announcement: (with new coverage of High Fidelity)


I have decided that I’m not going to wait for Linden Lab to issue brand guidelines for Sansar. I am rebranding the Sansar Newsblog under my own name. (I’ve held the domain name for well over a decade, and this is the perfect place to finally use it!)

All of the old blogposts are still searchable and accessible, and almost all Sansar-related blogposts have been tagged with the tag “Sansar”. All the old URLs should still work as before.

Along with the new name comes a new focus. I will no longer be focusing near-exclusively on Sansar in this blog. Instead, I will be expanding my coverage to provide “News and Views on Social VR, Virtual Worlds, and the Metaverse”, as my new blog tagline now states. Platforms covered will include, but not be limited to:

High Fidelity

as well as the brand-new blockchain-based virtual worlds like Decentraland and Mark Space.

Note that I do not plan to write much about Second Life and its many Opensim-based spin-offs; there are already over a thousand avid bloggers who do an excellent job of that! I plan to focus on the newer platforms, especially those that support virtual reality.

The new blog address is: (Please note that it might still take a few hours for everybody to be redirected to the blog. You might have to refresh your browser cache.)


And here’s my first blogpost about events in HiFI:


Congratulations Ryan! I think the expansion of your blog is a great idea and very timely. Loved hearing about it world hopping with you yesterday in Sansar.:grinning:


Wowee zowee~ RyanShultz & Andrew23! I did just see you both the other day! Well, since you are both here and wonderful good company . I think I maybe have to wander about a bit here too. Ryan congrats on new blog! Looking forward to see what variety of amazing things you dig up across many places! :wink: