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Vote for the Nonprofit Commons crew with Second Life Homelessness Mash-up, Transitions project for Mash-up challenge

Today, in the Nonprofit Commons weekly meeting, a group of Nonprofit Commons members (entire project team was not at meeting, but it is: In Kenzo, Ozma Malibu, Rhiannon Chatnoir, Kali Idziak, Amulius Lioncourt and others) discussed their Mash-up Challenge project. I am voting for this project, and I am endorsing them.

It's official: SLCC Nonprofit mini-track will be produced and organized by Glitteractica and Rik Riel

Please check back on the SLCC Blog for details, as it gets closer to September, there will be more informaiton. Remember that we have a Wiki Page where you can volunteer and post your ideas. So far, we have a pretty solid idea of the four sessions (or so) that will be featured in that mini-track. We are still looking for sponsorships, so please contact me, if you are interested in being a sponsor!

Sharon Burns' Virtual Worlds video tour

I just took Sharon Burns' virtual worlds tour and I recommend it, especially if you always wanted to know about the leading virtual worlds, but SL eats up all your time, and you couldn't possibly dare to enter another metaverse.

Demo for the US Department of State

This morning, the members of the Nonprofit Commons demo'd SL for the US Department of State. Bill May (Serotta Keynes in SL) works in public diplomacy, as the Senior Technology Advisor. He invited the Public Diplomacy's Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau (the vast majority of their work is conducted through the NGO community) to shoulder-surf while he introduced the members of the Nonprofit Commons to them.

Will you be in NYC on November 7th? Join us for a Nonprofits in SL happy hour

If anyone will be in Manhattan on November 7th, please reply to this blog post or email me and let me know. We will be meeting for a small Nonprofits in SL happy hour, and I would love to meet up with some of you face to face. Let me know, by either replying in the comments field here or by emailing me at susan AT techsoup DOT org.

In Praise of Interoperability: Facebook finally goes to SecondLife

After the Virtual Worlds conference, the universal mantra seemed to be "we need interoperability!" Well, guess what folks? It has started. Enter Facebook in SL...although the entry in a little awkward (you have to TP in to the Facebook headquarters inworld and then verify yourself and then leave again to complete your profile, which is somewhat limited and doesn't integrate well with your original FB profile), it is still a step in the right direction.

My take-aways from the Virtual Worlds Conference in Silicon Valley, October 10-11, 2007

I am just recovering from the virtual worlds conference and I wanted to get down some notes before I lost track of the context in which my notes originated.

This was a phenomenally interesting conference and I was very surprised at how many virtual worlds and companies that work within them were represented. The Creator of CSI, Anthony Zuiker

New Events sign/calendar at NPC landing point

I just discovered that the new events committee of the Nonprofits in SL group, also known as the Nonprofit Commons community has created a calendar/sign post. This was very exciting to me since this is something that I have wanted to have in-world for a while now.

Nonprofit Commons and dozens of other sims get griefed

This was my first live experience with a griefer and it brought many thoughts to mind about the act of griefing.

SLCC reports

I am back from SLCC and I am attempting to digest my 10 pages of notes into a readable and comprehensible format. I know that Rik Riel who is always ahead of the game has already written his report back from SLCC which you can read at his blog entry:


Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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