Meta Guide is a business directory of virtual beings companies, organizations and products, with 959 entries as of February 2023. A virtual being is a multimodal agent, consisting primarily of an avatar component and a chatbot component. Virtual beings may also be referred to as virtual humans or digital humans. This directory is derived from the Virtual Beings Facebook group, specifically from topics in the form of pinned hashtags, over a period of more than three years. One of the main features of this directory is dynamic links to archived posts in the Virtual Beings Facebook Group, which provide detailed background information on the companies, organizations and products included.
There are two levels of participation in this Meta Guide Business Directory, Free level and Sponsor level. The Free level includes links to tagged posts in the Virtual Beings group for each company, organization and product. Sponsor level is set at $10 per month and includes control over your own listing. Sponsors may add logo, and control title, description, links, categories, etc. Sponsored listings will also become “featured”. The quickest and easiest way to get Sponsor access is to join my Patreon at $10 a month level. Otherwise, one-off annual payment is available via PayPal, on request.