Twinverse Virtual World
What is Twinverse?
Twinverse is the first virtual world reflecting the Earth's geography where users
travel the globe, meet and communicate with other people, discover geo-tagged web
information and contribute interesting content for the benefit of others.
What else makes Twinverse different?
Lots of things. Twinverse is the only virtual world offering its users a Home,
a place where even if you are not online people can visit, check your profile,
and leave you messages. And, unlike most other virtual worlds, Twinverse is part of the web
- leveraging internet content and enriching the web with Twinverse postings.
How does Twinverse work?
Very well, thank you. In short, the Twinverse software downloaded to your PC
connects you to a network which lets you explore Twinverse and communicate with
other visitors. For a more technical review, the Twinverse peer-to-peer
architecture for virtual worlds is described in this pdf document.
Is Twinverse free?
Yes. Just download and install our software -- you are all set!
Who uses Twinverse?
Travelers, virtual world enthusiasts, college students, explorers, curiosity seekers,
and people looking to connect with other people. Everyone will find something
interesting in Twinverse.
Who can I see in Twinverse?
Just like in daily life, you will be able to see and converse with the people
closest to you. Since Twinverse is a virtual world, however, you might likely
connect with people from another city or another country as those in your own neighborhood.
Can businesses display their presence in Twinverse?
Yes, just contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting Around in Twinverse
What is my Twin?
The Twin is your representation in Twinverse, the avatar you create that represents
you inside the mirror world. Since Twinverse is not a fantasy environment, we
suggest you to use an actual photograph of yourself so you can establish real
relationships with other users.
How do I move around in Twinverse?
To get to a nearby place in Twinverse, simply
click your screen where you want to go and your Twin will glide there. To move
to a far away place you should use the "Search Location" tool in the upper menu bar.
How can I experience some of the most popular meeting places?
We have created a dropdown menu with links to some of the most popular meeting
places in Twinverse. Just click on the "Meeting Points" tab in the upper menu bar
and select a place you would like to visit.
Can I search for a place by name?
Yes, simply type the name of the place you are looking for in the "Search Location"
tool in the upper menu bar. You can type in either a City and Country or an exact address.
How can I bookmark my favorite places?
If you have found a place in Twinverse that you want to come back to easily,
it’s easy to create a bookmark. While you are at the place you want to mark,
click on your Twin and select "Mark as a Favorite Place here". You will then be
asked to name the place, mark it public or private, leave a description,
and add searchable keywords.
How can I revisit my favorite places?
To revisit your bookmarked places, click on the tab marked "My Places".
Your favorite places will be displayed and you can visit them with a single click!
Can I establish a Home for myself in Twinverse?
Yes! When you first create an account, Twinverse will place your Home based on
your IP address. If you prefer to establish your Home somewhere else, simply move
your Twin to the location you wish. Click on your Twin and select
"Establish My Home Here". It’s that easy. An icon shaped like a Home will now
appear in that space with your display name, denoting it as your Home. Given the
high resolution in modern mapping services you may, for privacy reasons, want to
place your Home at a location different than your actual residence.
Interacting in Twinverse
How can I communicate with other users in Twinverse?
You have multiple options for communicating with Twinverse users. The simplest
way is to type a message in the chat box in the lower-left corner of the screen.
This is the "public" chat box where messages typed here will be visible to your
closest neighbors. This is a great way to chat with people you meet in Twinverse.
Can I have a private chat with another Twinverse member?
If you wish to have a private chat with someone, click on his/her Twin and
select "Chat With" to open a private chat window,
How do I change or update my profile?
Click on the "My Profile" tab on the navigation bar. Here you will be given the
option to update your personal profile, edit your password, edit your favorite
places, interact with your Twitter account, or visit your Home.
How do I watch a video?
If you see a Twinbit with video content, just click on it and it will start playing
in the window in the upper left corner of your screen.
What if I want my friends to watch the video with me?
Once you launch the video, click the "share" button located directly underneath the
video box. This will send out an invite to your neighbors, alerting them to come
and watch the video with you. All they need to do is accept your invitation, and
the simultaneous playback will start automatically.
Creating your own content
What are Twinbits?
Twinbits are balloons indicating points of interest that our users create and
post in Twinverse for others to see. They can be used to indicate many things,
such as links to Wikipedia articles (red), videos (blue), text (green) or an
inserted website (green and red).
How do I add my own Twinbits?
First, position your Twin where you would like to place a Twinbit. Next, click on
your Twin and select "Post a content here". A box will pop up allowing you
to name the Twinbit, select the type of media, and add text to describe it. Once
you move your Twin, the Twinbit will be visible.
What type of information can be posted in a Twinbit?
You can share many forms of your content including text, photos, and video. You
also have the ability to link to web pages via the "media URL" box. Finally,
you can add "keywords" to make it easier for people to search for your Twinbits.