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Croquet Metaverse Web Showcase on WordPress

In November, I joined Croquet as a Developer Relations Engineer. Shortly after I joined, we launched a product called Metaverse Web Showcase. The goal of Web Showcase is to allow people to embed free, multiuser, 3D Metaverse worlds into their existing websites without giving control of their content to third parties like Meta or Amazon. Around 42% of the Web is built on top of WordPress, so one of our engineers quickly started working on…

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The State of the Metaverse, December 2022

There exists no formal definition of “the metaverse,” and no one individual or organization controls it. The metaverse is bigger than a single application, and it doesn’t look, feel, play, or sound like any one thing. It’s best to define the metaverse as a collection of organizations, tools, applications, and hardware, all of which serve a similar purpose. At the end of this post, I’ll introduce my formal definition of the word “metaverse.” For now:…

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Instagram Direct is Much Better Than Snapchat

With Instagram 5.0 (Google Play Store, Apple App Store), released earlier today, you can now send photos to specific people with a feature called “Instagram Direct.” It’s obvious that Instagram developed this feature to compete with Snapchat. I’d like to weigh the pros and cons of Instagram Direct, and hopefully steer you away from using Snapchat when you want to share a normal picture with a friend. I also want to discuss Instagram as a…

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