Memories - Just Like Trix - Are For Kids

What a child can do in cooperation today, he can do alone tomorrow.
— Lev Vygotsky

Who Are You - Really?

A lot of what we do here in the blog and on our social platforms is to illustrate how adults can use our unique 3D living spaces to showcase their interests, experiences and accomplishments.

Your home - and the furniture, photos, art and other décor that you use to decorate it - provides a pretty accurate a picture of what you are really about.

And we think our game is the best spot for you to do the same thing online.

That's what we mean when we invite you to Be The Real You™ with Egowall.

But What About The Kids?

We also want to give that opportunity to your children, who have their own interests and accomplishments to share.

To that end, we have approximately seventy (70) furniture and decor items specifically designed for use in kids' rooms.

Items in our Kids Collection are split among the following themes:

  • Jungle (33)

  • Military (3)

  • Pirate (6)

  • Princess (18)

  • Sports (9)

If you look at the images at right for examples of the craftsmanship of our kids furniture items.

Show Me More

Each weekday for the next two weeks we are showcasing images from our Kids Collection on our Instagram feed.

This week, we focus on sports-themed furniture objects and next week we will follow up with a look at five beautiful items you can in our Princess collection.

So if you don't already subscribe to us on Instagram, please do so to make sure you don't miss these posts.

We encourage you to create spaces for your children and work with them to decorate their rooms with the things that will show their friends who THEY really are.

Sign up for a free account (note that all account holders must be age 13 or over) today and start documenting your - and your child's - memories with Egowall.

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
— Charles R. Swindoll

Who Are You? We Really Want To Know

We sometimes get asked about the origin of our name.

An “ego wall” is one where someone places all of his/her certificates, awards, etc. – the things that he or she is most proud of. You've probably seen one when you visit your physician.

FeedBurner Ego Wall (licensed via Creative Commons)

FeedBurner Ego Wall (licensed via Creative Commons)

Our flagship and namesake product - Egowall - is an online implementation of this conceit.

The Concept

Egowall is a browser-based video game and social platform for showcasing your memories and achievements.

We believe that

  • your online persona should be more than a random collection of updates, photos and comments

  • you should have an online home that your social connections can visit at any time to learn about the things that make you unique

  • that virtual home should be a safe and secure place where you can easily control who gets to see the things that you share

Licensed via Creative Commons

Licensed via Creative Commons

Egowall addresses all of these beliefs.

But What Can You Do There?

Once you've signed up to play Egowall, our unique living spaces (sixteen different ones at this writing) let you establish a place that your friends, family and colleagues can visit to:

  • catch up on your activities

  • review your personal and professional accomplishments

  • learn about the things that interest you, and

  • communicate with you

Some of the things you can do with Egowall:

  • Explore and Interact - Walk around your own personal world and visit other people's spaces too. You're sure to see exciting new locations, furniture, decorations, and exotic houses.

  • Create and Decorate - Add furniture from your own inventory to any space or get more at our shop. Decorate the walls with your own photos. Change the appearance, color, texture of almost any surface.

  • Invite Friends and Earn Points - Share your spaces on social media and earn points to spend at our shop. Your friends can visit your spaces, leave notes and comments, and see who you are.

Licensed via Creative Commons

Licensed via Creative Commons

Unlike in some other social applications, visitors don't need to worry about missing something that you have posted, because it is always present in the space for them to see.

Of course, you can share your spaces with your social connections.

Most importantly, each room's privacy can be configured to ensure that the only people who get to see what you have shared are the ones that you want to see those items. You have total control.

And that's just the beginning; there's so much more that you can do in Egowall.

Egowall is Different

In addressing some of the shortcomings of other social networks, Egowall is a platform on which its users can showcase and share their interests and achievements in ways that are not possible elsewhere.

Sign up for a free account today.

Create Personal Spaces. Share Your Passions. Build Strong Relationships. With Egowall.

You Deserve A Better Game Experience - And Now It's Here

Our primary goal in revising the Egowall interface was to create an improved game experience for our customers.

To accomplish this, it was immediately clear that we needed to eliminate the hybrid web/game user interface that had been part of Egowall's architecture since its beginnings.

Even though we had integrated some of the formerly web-exclusive functionality into the game over time, there were still important capabilities that were still only accessible from the website.

So we are proud to announce that in our latest release of Egowall the hybrid web/game UI is no more. You no longer have to leave the game for any reason.

The new user interface resulting from these changes is illustrated in the screen capture below.

In the paragraphs below, we identify and describe the functions available in each major section of the updated user interface.

Area a: General Management Functions

  • Account Settings - Edit your user profile; change your password and account privacy; manage credit cards (used to purchase additional Ego Points)

  • Dashboard - Manage connection requests; write notes and private messages; see who has visited your living spaces

  • Spaces - Manage all of your living spaces, including name and room edits; set room privacy; set spaces as default for quick entry upon login

  • People - Manage your connections; create circles; move connections between circles; visit connection profiles and spaces

Area b: Object Management Functions

  • Media - Import photos into media bins; manage photo detail information; place photos into spaces

  • Shop - Purchase furniture objects, including multimedia storage containers; purchase living spaces; purchase additional Ego Points

  • Inventory - Place owned furniture into a space; purchase additional instances of owned furniture

Area c: Social Management Functions

  • Search - Search for people or spaces by name

  • Share - Share the current space with other Egowall users among your circles

  • Compose - Write and place public notes and private messages to Egowall users

Area d: Object Manipulation Functions

  • Select - Select a placed object so that you can buy another instance, add another instance to the space, or return it to inventory

  • Paint - Change the color or material of selected areas in the current room

  • Frame - Change the frame associated with a placed photo

  • Move - Change the location of placed furniture and photo objects in the current room

  • Rotate - Change the position of placed furniture and photo objects in the current room

  • Scale - Resize furniture objects (XYZ axes) and photo objects (XY axes); not available for all furniture objects

  • Clone - Bring another instance of a furniture object into the current living space; if you do not already own it, you will be given the opportunity to purchase it

  • Rebox - Return furniture or photo objects back into inventory


In a series of upcoming blog posts, we will provide additional information - including instructions and screenshots - to further illustrate how these new functions work.

In the meantime, why not sign up for a free account and take Egowall for a test drive?

And let us know in the comments what you like - and don't like - about Egowall's new user interface.

The Social Network For The Real You

Check out our Unity-based social networking platform to see what you can do with Egowall. Then sign up for a free account and start using it to be The Real You™.


You're probably a member of at least one social networking site (65% of Americans are).

Egowall is unlike any other social networking site you currently use. And that's just one of the reasons why you sign up for a free account today.

 

The Concept

The primary ideas behind Egowall are these:

  • There is much more to who you are than the musings you post, the pictures you upload, and the comments that you make about current events
  • There should be a place where your friends, family and colleagues can come at any time to learn about the things that make up the real you
  • You should have total control over who is able to see what you share within that place

 

Issues With Other Social Networks

So much information flows through the rivers of news on Facebook and Twitter that if your friends and followers aren't looking at the right time they will miss what you have to say.

And if they are, they will see posts which focus on the moment. It's very difficult to piece together your shared thoughts over time to get a complete picture of who you are or what you think.

And, of course, privacy continues to be a major issue affecting all social networks.

Egowall tackles each of these concerns.

 

Contemporary Showrooms Living Space

Contemporary Showrooms Living Space

Why Egowall Is Different

In Egowall, our unique living spaces let you establish a place - a virtual 3D site - that your friends, family and colleagues can visit to:

  • catch up on your activities
  • review your personal and professional accomplishments
  • learn about the things that interest you and
  • communicate with you

Decorate your space with furniture, home decor items, and even playable games to make a statement about your personal style. You can even change the look of each room with paint colors and textures.

You're not limited to the ones we provide - using our construction tools, you can create your own fully custom space and surrounding environment.

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Import personal photosinto the space and display them to tell your personal story - like that time you got tickets to the Super Bowl or when you graduated summa cum laude from college or when you got that big promotion at work.

Visitors don't need to worry about missing something that you have shared, because it is always available in the space for them to see.

And most importantly, each room's privacy can be configured to ensure that the only people who get to see what you have shared are the ones that you want to see those items. You have total control.

By default, only Egowall members can come into your living spaces, but you have the option of making any of them public and visible to the world.

And of course, you can share your spaces with your social connections.

That's just the beginning; there's so much more that you can do in Egowall.

 

Urban Gallery Living Space

Urban Gallery Living Space

Become Part of the Egowall Community

In addressing the shortcomings of other social networks, Egowall has become a platform on which its users can showcase and share their lives and achievements in ways not possible anywhere else.

Whether you're a photographer assembling an online gallery in which to showcase your work, an architect designing a sports bar, or just someone sharing pictures from your latest vacation, Egowall is the right tool for you.

Check out our Featured Public Spaces to get more ideas about what you do with Egowall. Then sign up for a free account and start using it to Be The Real You™.