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Edited Chat Log and Submitted Questions at Virtual Activism Panel at Games for Change

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On June 11, 2007, about 30 avatars gathered in the Plush Non-commons Sim to participate in a mixed-reality event – a panel discussion on virtual activism with Glitteractica Cookie ofTechSoup, In Kenzo of Amoration, Jeska Linden of Linden Labs, and Beth Kanter as moderator. Rik Riel was the in-world moderator of the event, and Nexeus Fatale provided tech support.

"Virtual Activism" mixed-reality event today at 10:15AM in Plush Non-profit Commons

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Just a reminder that the 4th annual Games for Change conference will feature a mixed-reality panel today on "virtual activism" at 10:15AM EST. Games for Change brings together game developers, industry experts, academics and non-profits to discuss how to use digital games to promote social change.

Furnishing No No's

I was working on trying to furnish the WESTAF office last night. I looked into the "object" containing all manner of lamps and lights and quite by accident clothed myself with a myriad of lighting objects in one fell swoop. This was the outcome...

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Aggregators

Aggregators are tools that allow you to access the RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feeds from different sites.  You can tell that a site has a feed if you see this icon on the page.  Aggregators allow you to mix the feeds from many sites into a single place.  In other words, no need to surf when an aggregator can deliver the content to your desktop.
Some of my favourite aggregators include:

Second Life Foundation for Rich Content: New Round of Grants - Applications Due 7/25

The Second Life Foundation for Rich Content has just announced a new round of grants to support the creation of rich content in SL. You can read the official press release about the grants on their Google Group here

Applications are due July 25.

Marketplaces and Web 2.0

Social networking sites are gathering places.  When they are successful, they build community.  That community can interact through chat, forums, blogs and comments, virtual environments, text messaging and wikis. 

Personal Fundraising in Second Life: Yonder Doesburg Raises Money for Make A Wish


Make A Wish Donation Box in Second Life

On the Web, you can become a messenger for your cause by adding a charity badge or fundraising widget to your blog or web site.  With one click, visitors can contribute dollars to your cause!  In Second Life, you can build a 3-D display and donation box where avatars can contribute Linden dollars.     That's my avatar sitting on top of the donation box (it spins!) after making a contribution to Make A Wish.  

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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