My friend Marianne McCann has proposed a sort of “Emergency Broadcasting System” to be implemented in a future Second Life viewer update so that messages of critical importance would be shown on the viewers of everyone logged in-world at the time. This would supplement the Grid Status Page, I’m sure, and keep folks from having to check the Web frequently just on the chance there is something important going on. Genius. And Mari’s idea is genius, too. Check out VWR-20081 on the JIRA for more information and to vote for it (if you want, but … who wouldn’t?). Of course, the Lindens can send grid-wide Blue Notes (or whatever color they are on the 2.0 viewers), but so many people just click through them without thinking. Mari’s idea would be harder to ignore.