As you know, Twinity is designed to be a mash-up of the real and virtual worlds. Part of this is the upcoming introduction of outdoor environments. Another part of this is you. Twinity is a place where you can be you. Just as the most popular social networks and community sites do, Twinity embraces the use of real names. For that reason, Twinity will move to a naming scheme based on first name and last name instead of nicknames. It’s a great way for you to bring your friends, your networks and your reputation into a virtual world. This lets you have a seamless transition and integration with the real world. You can already start today, searching for your friends who may already be Twinizens, and letting your friends find you when they join Twinity.
Your name is a big part of who you are, and Twinity wants you to be you.
We will introduce the names update on Thursday, April 24, 2008. At the same time, we will roll out privacy controls with the next few releases. This week’s release will allow you to choose if you want to display your last name, your birthday, and your online status.
We will be available to discuss this at this week’s Twinity Lounge. Of course, you can always contact me personally or contact our support team via our forums, in-world feedback or via our email address support (at) twinity dot com.