So I woke at 4 AM and I have to be on the train in two hours so I decided to check out the town hall meeting video and I’m delighted to learn HiFi are closing off their public spaces!
I’ve had the idea to run a HiFi domain ring some time ago and now is the perfect time.
WTH are we talking about?!
If you’re to young or too old to remember, webrings are a system comprised of a series of sites, each one links to the next site in the series until it goes back to the first one.
They were very useful in the time before search engines, providing relevant, community curated content. They helped people find content while also driving traffic and cementing communities of content creators.
How exactly is this going to work in VR?
I’m not sure, we’ll have to figure this out.
But the basics are simple: each domain has a portal to the next domain and probably to the previous one as well as a sign with a list of the domains in the series.
Advantages and Caveats:
- Improves “discovery” of content.
- Drives traffic.
- Makes you feel like you have actual neighbours.
- Eats up bandwidth and brings in vagrants.
- Requires maintaining a somewhat standardised portal area somewhere in your domain.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
If you have a domain and would like to participate, speak up.
If you have suggestions, comments, criticism, speak up.