Additional Posts in Metaverse for Fishies
When do you share with other HHs where you are headed? When you get the offer (and know you want to take it)? When you start? Wondering if there are any downsides to sharing prior to starting
Anyone have experience in enterprise sales at Alteryx? I’m interviewing there and would love any info as to what your experience was like. @Alteryx
Never won a Cannes lions. Does your pay get bigger when you win one? Do you get offers and that's what makes you earn more? Or it just the right to say that you're a Cannes lion winner?
How old is "too old" to go to a music festival?
They should not need protection. It’s the leader of another nation not a nationality. We should perhaps mention the difference.
My friend who’s working at PwC FDD reached out to a recruiter and he has been told that PwC only consider candidates who have FDD experience. I’m so upset today because of this. I work at EY FSO assurance and just got early promoted. I wanted to switch the job right after the promotion but it seems lol there’s no hope in PwC and EY now (can’t internal transfer within EY cuz they need me to do one more busy season). Can anyone give me some advice about to switch from assurance to FDD please!
I feel horrible b/c I cried on my bday while my friends and I were celebrating. My parents & I don’t talk - I really miss them and that’s why I was sad. I apologized to my friends but still feel bad
Is Riveron a respected consulting firm? I’m finding very little info on them online compared to other firms
Finally a bowl of like-minded people! I love reading but finding it’s so hard to find people to discuss what I read.
Recently accepted a job offer as a senior analyst for VCA. Due to join the London office at the end of May but while I applied to the general VCA department, I appreciate there are sub teams within this.
1) What are the names of the different teams?
2) Will I be allocated at random?
3) Which would you recommend?
Can companies get Glassdoor to remove negative, but professional reviews? A slew of awful, but accurate reviews have bombarded where I work, and now...they’re gone
Facebook (Meta) has named its first chief information security officer ever, expanding its C-suite as the company looks to boost safety and security on its platforms.
Guy Rosen has been with the company since 2013, and he most recently served as a product vice president leading the company's safety and integrity efforts.
So ahead of its time
Found a cool platform for angel investing that I thought I’d share. Feels kind of like a shark tank style with pitches being presented on a newsfeed. It’s free and easy to join. The founders have also been super helpful with questions.
Here’s the link for anyone interested. Would love to discuss some of the pitches on there.
Exit opps for a director in Forensics?
How often do you guys use drugs? Is it common in consulting (esp big4)? Have you ever self medicated to work or just for fun? Does it bother you? Not considering prescription drugs taken as prescribed
Hello creative directors. Today I learned about a situation at a well-known agency. A very senior account executive changed creative work in a deck, and that led to the work not selling. The creatives learned about it in the preso. What would you do in the situation? Would you go up against somebody way above you on the ladder? Going to the CCO apparently is not possible politically.￼
Are other schools allowing “quarantine waivers?” Parents sign the waiver so their child doesn’t have to miss school if exposed to covid. They just have to get tested 4 times over the quarantine period. It sounds like they’re not going to be doing contract tracing like last year either (we were in person all last year). No mask mandate either. My children and I will be wearing masks, but I feel that I can’t voice my concerns as a parent because I am also a teacher in the district.
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Don’t actually say where their new virtual mansion will live, but interesting review of Playboys business pivot
The Winklevoss Twins are back. Raised $400M to combat their nemesis Zuck & Meta for ascention to leaders of the Metaverse https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2021/11/18/gemini-raises-400-million-to-protect-the-metaverse-from-meta-facebook/?sh=533784975f57
This new Matrix demo is CRAZY. Avail on new Xbox and PS5. Gist is, shows how next gen games/VR will be photorealistic. Long vid but worth it.
Hey Metafishies! I’m looking for a mentor for pivoting into AR / VR design. I’m a recent grad and Art Director in advertising but I have some translatable skills in UX that have netted me a good amount of student awards - I’m still so early into my career, but I see so much that I want to contribute to in this next advent of human interaction. If anyone has any connections or can chat about this I’d really appreciate it :)
Hurrah! We have 93 members! But no one posts or comments lol. Anyone getting Second Life vibes from all these 3D worlds and brand investments? A decade ago Best Buy was serving people in 3D with SL.
Here is a great backgrounder on Apple’s ride into the Metaverse and the Canadians behind the tech.
I think this is going to be a pr disaster and a source of anti-metaverse memes https://www.adweek.com/commerce/miller-lite-super-bowl-ad-exclusively-metaverse/ Decentraland doesn’t seem to have many active users from my occasional visits, feels like second life with crypto and similar graphics. Driving a bunch of people there with console quality expectations to stand around and talk to 4chan randos to watch a commercial is going to go south. Decentraland is not the metaverse.
Hey director of digital strategy, do you have any good resources for beginners to learn more about the meta verse?
Adidas just teased their new NFT collaboration with Bored Ape Yacht Club on Twitter with a link to a landing page. Interesting that it doesn’t include a mention of their integration into Sandbox.Game (enter that URL into browser to visit, doesn’t render in Fishbowl for some reason) which is launching in Alpha today. Snoop, Smurfs, Walking Dead also have integrations into Sanbox.
Ben Evans, a great future thinker in tech, put together this wide ranging future tech trends report that sets up the Metaverse in the context of Web3, crypto and DAO’s, which will likely spin the Metaverse off into unexpected directions. Think Web 1 (just posting stuff online) to web 2 (social, ecom, etc) and now is Web 3. Https://www.ben-evans.com/presentations
First consumer-targeted AR glasses are available at Verizon. Sound like they’re a bit of a flop on the app ecosystem side of things but still cool tech and way, way smaller than the Hololens and Magic Leap. Will take a while to get there. Get the impression that Apple’s v1 glasses will be VR with AR features (ie full occlusion) before releasing something like these
AR/VR association has a free 6 hour conference on the metaverse on Dec 17 if you’re interested in the latest and greatest
It’s wild that the in-game cryptocurrencies (which can be traded out for cash) are being tracked like stocks now.
MediaMonks (arguably the worlds top digital agency) put together this great overview of the Metaverse as a primer. (Need to download from them)
Apple releasing a hybrid AR/VR headset will totally change the market dynamic, bringing it mainstream from the still-a-bit-nerdy niche it still occupies. Also, the Apple app developers will start reimagining their hits for the platform. Apparently the v1 will cost something like $3k but folks pay that for a macbook so…
Anyone get an Oculus over the holidays? Oculus app was in the top spot christmas day so looks like lots did. I have mine in a box and am too lazy to dig it out but feel like I should so I can try Facebook’s Horizon Metaverse thing. Hopefully I don’t get VR groped in there like that one lady
If you have an Oculus Quest you can play Facebook’s first foray into the metaverse now. They’re pretty fun toys and compared to other VR headsets aren’t too expensive ($300 @ Best Buy). Get one and expense it for work research into metaverse 😂
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