Second Life: Issue Awareness Raising Campaigns

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But wanted to capture some quick thoughts related to a couple of recent awareness raising activities taking place in Second Life or recently launched. I'm so grateful that other bloggers and colleagues like Rik Riel do such excellent coverage of what's happening in Second Life. It is a rant about the billboard put up by the World Development Movement in Second Life. It's been crazy busy last week and this week too. I'm so behind!

Nonprofits in Second Life: Avatar Marketing, Fundraising, and TechSoup's Plans

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It's Friday, it's summer, it's raining - okay that's my set of excuses for spending a little bit of time in Second Life today. Today's planning meeting at TechSoup Office in Second Life on Information Island was with a group of avatars, some of who I know in real life , to discuss the upcoming TechSoup mixed-reality event on July 18th (more about that later). But first, skim through the discussion forum on TechSoup , especially if you're new to Second Life.

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Second Life and Communities of Practice Group Action Learning Project

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Right now there's a group of us trying to do some action learning about how to facilitate virtual collaborative work and learning in Second Life. To make life easier the boxes will grow bigger and after about an hour they will disappear. The first level is the second life literacy skills - how you move around and communicate. On the third level, is to look at the various tools in Second Life and match them the activities.

Second Life Education Programs in NY Times, Goes Open Source, and other tidbits

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Photo from Kate in Flickr Social Signal Open House in TechSoup Office last week I'm playing catch up here on a bunch of Second Life stuff happening over the past week that I didn't want to let slip through my fingers: Social Signal held an open house in Second Life to welcome their new virtual worlds manager, Catherine Winters , to Social Signal. Social Signal has also published a white paper on why Second Life and Virtual Worlds are important.

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Words that Work » Online Community: Old School Still Rulz Posted Monday, March 26th, 2007 at 8:49 am by Eric (25 posts) Here at Beaconfire, we’re as excited as anybody about Web 2.0 — but the good-old-fashioned listserv is the online community of choice for those with serious activist inclinations, at least environmental activists.

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Information Island Grand Opening Celebration: Jeff Barr, Amazon Presentation

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It's a busy time in Second Life , particularly for libraries, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. If you haven't yet checked out Seond Life and want to experience a "serious" activity, there are celebration events taking place throughout the week on Information Island. I heard about his first presentation Second Life and read the transcript - so I was familiar with the content.

What are your most useful synchronous online facilitation practices?

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TechSoup holds regular meetings for nonprofits in Second Life and I have been attending regularly and sometimes facilitate like this I did this past week. So, I've been reflecting about effective facilitation of virtual meetings in Second Life Right now the primary method of group interaction is via unmoderated chat interface. But there is also a trust issue too -- particularly if you don't know all the avatars in real life.

NpTech Tag: Roundups from and about Facebook and More

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If we're thinking of Facebook groups (or listservs for that matter) as online communities, what personalities do you see in the communities you are managing? NTEN blog summarizes the discussion thread about wiki software from the listserv on its blog. Second Life Ruby has an update on the demonstrations occurring in Second Life in support of Burma. This web page will self-destruct in ten seconds.

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Nedra Weinreich: Social Marketing Guru

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As you'll note from that article, Nedra has also been exploring Second Life and we bumped into each other at the TechSoup space there where we completed our interview. My social marketing colleague Craig Lefebvre, who has a blog ( On Social Marketing and Social Change ), asked me to expand some comments I had made on the Social Marketing Listserve as a guest blogger. We need to establish a presence for our organization in Second Life,???

VolCom Groups in UK and Web20 - Research notes for presentation

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" I need to start organizing the various pile of UK examples that tagged and grab from various emails and listserv posts. A good resource mentioned was the Guardian's recent list of 100 most useful websites Steve Bridger's posts: Blogs Bertie, Blogs and Breast Cancer Care Second Life The Yak Shack GoogleMapsI need to get my act together for next week's Circuit Rider Conference in UK and a session I'm doing with David Wilcox called " Demystifying Web 2.0

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Kintera going open platform? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Brian Dowling said: If anyone is interested, we’ve set up a listserv for discussion of Kintera Sphere products. If anyone reading these comments knows of Kintera customers who may be interested in participating in the listserv, please feel free to forward the link to them.