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How to Use SLURLs

How to... Use SLURLs to Teleport:

  • Start by opening up the SL program in a separate window or on your browser.  (FILE - NEW WINDOW or NEW TAB)
  • Create / login to your SL user account.
  • Click back to this CyberCultures guide in your browser.
  • Select a SLURL (to the right), and click on it.
  • A new tab will open called “Slurl – location-based linking in Second Life.”  Click on the orange TELEPORT NOW button.  (You’ll get a pop-up stating that an external application must be launched.”) 
  • Click back to the Second Life page; the SL grid map will appear show your newly selected location
  • Click the blue TELEPORT button at the bottom.  Your avatar will be transported to your newly selected SLURL.


Let there be light!!!

TIP:  If it’s dark in your SL region and you need more light, from the drop-down menu at the upper left of your screen, choose WORLD – FORCE SUN – NOON.  Be aware, however, that some builds in Second Life look their best at midnight.







Bentley, R. (2008, July 31). Learning in a new world. Caterer & Hotelkeeper,

Bloomfield, R., & Post, N. (2008, April 8). The microeconomics of fantasyland; second life represents the first 'entrepreneurial virtual world.' it is also testing the real-world boundaries of everything from tax law to banking regulation. National Post (f/k/a the Financial Post) (Canada), pp. A16.

Correspondent, S. N. E. (2007, September 20). Will our day-to-day lives become a virtual reality? Birmingham Post, pp. 2.

Wetzler, Cynthia Magriel. (2007). Technology: exploring the vast business potential of the metaverse. New York Times, , 6.

Czarnecki, K. (2008). Building community as a library in a 3d environment. APLIS, 21(1), 25-27.

Ferry, K., Gelfand, J., Peterman, D., & Tomren, H. (2008). Virtual reality and establishing a presence in second life: New forms of grey literature? Conference Papers: International Conference on Grey Literature, , 113-118.,Ethan Gilsdorf Globe correspondent - Ethan Gilsdorf, who is writing a book on fantasy escapist culture, can be reached at ethan@ethan. (2008, June 29). New breed of armchair tourists explore fantastic virtual worlds. The Boston Globe, pp. M3.

Greenberg, D., & Post,Special to The Washington. (2008, January 6). Hate those pesky security lines?; seeing the 'world' the digital way on second life. The Washington Post, pp. P01.

Havenstein, H. (2008). IBM, linden plan corporate version of second life. Computerworld, 42(15), 12-12.

Islamonline says to launch virtual second life palestinian holocaust island.(2008, April 11). BBC Monitoring Middle East - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring,

Jayne Clark. Oh, the places you'll go -- on the internet. USA Today,

Leong, J. J., Kinross, J., Taylor, D., & Purkayastha, S. (2008). Surgeons have held conferences in second life. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 337(7661), 68-68.

Second Life,Bringing together people from all over the world in a virtual society. (2007, September 27).  South China Morning Post, pp. 6.

Pedelty, M. (2008). Academic travel causes global warming. Chronicle of Higher Education, 54(20), C3-C3.

Walliker, Annalise. (2007, October 12). Just kickin' around in cyberspace; city's second life. Herald Sun (Australia), pp. 9.

Reporters, A. (2008, March 15). eGames targets tourism & education. Al-Bawaba,

Reporters, A. (2008, May 5). 'Voluntourism,' accountability, brand life identified as emerging trends for traveler itineraries. Al-Bawaba,

Shortall, E. (2007, October 28). Ireland lures tourists in its virtual world. The Sunday Times (London), pp. 7.

Talbot, D. (2008). The fleecing of the avatars. Technology Review, 111(1), 58-62.

Tossell, I., Globe, S. t. T., & Mail. (2007, November 14). Virtually there; with the tourism boards of ireland and the netherlands setting up shop in second life. The Globe and Mail (Canada), pp. R10.

Urban, R. (2007). Second life, serious leisure and LIS

Weinstein, M. (2008, March). Hospitality: Warming training trends. Training,

Yau,Virtual world allows users to take on a new personality, writes Elaine. (2007, September 27). A life less ordinary. South China Morning Post, pp. 1.


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