Interesting Uses of Technology: Virtual Libraries in Second Life

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She is using the virtual media capabilities in Second Life , among others, to navigate her continued research. Librarians like Dr. Hill have come together from all around the world to contribute resources toward creating a system to maintain that accessibility; provide references, virtual collections, and virtual displays; and to provide access to educational programming in spaces like Second Life. Success in Second Life.

Daniel Ben-Horin Visits the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life

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On July 8, 2011, founder and co-CEO of TechSoup Global Daniel Ben-Horin paid a special visit to the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life. Nonprofit Commons is an archipelago in the virtual world of Second Life, housing social benefit organizations from around the globe. Second Life TechSoup Nonprofit Commons Daniel Ben-Horin


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Memories came flooding back from January 2007 RootsCamp where a cadre of attendees were chanting “Second Life!” ” and holding up their open hands to replicate the Second Life logo. At the time no one could stop talking about the one nonprofit that had raised significant money on Second Life. I spoke at the Social Media Strategy Summit last week and heard another presenter make an interesting recommendation.

Vloggercon in Second Life

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Vloggercon in Second Life Originally uploaded by mary hodder. Found this from Mary Hodder's flickr stream

Second Life, A Second Opinion

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One free service is Second Life, the most prominent online 3D virtual world where users can meet and socialize using voice and text chat. Last week, we posted a Second Life review by GreenTech volunteer, Michael Hodges, entitled Second Life as Alice in Wonderland. Here’s what she found: In all honesty I found Second Life difficult to use and frankly haven't attempted a second go around.

New Nonprofits in Second Life Video

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Our Nonprofit Commons in Second Life project has a new video! It combines real world video footage with Second Life video (machinima) and gives many examples of how nonprofits can benefit from virtual worlds. read more. Tools

Second Life Do-Gooders

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Today I joined Second Life , a virtual 3-D world built by its residents. Like in January when Mia Farrow spoke in Second Life about Darfur at a virtual event sponsored by the U.S. And this Friday the President of the MacArthur Foundation will discuss the role of philanthropy in the virtual world with the Founder and CEO of Linden Labs (the creators of Second Life). Second Life nonprofit npsl

A few Second Life Tidbits

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Alexandra Samuel from Social Signals starts off 2007 with several announcements related to Second Life - the addition of a virtual worlds manager and an Open house in Second Life later on today. There is also a post titled " Seven Reasons Why You Should Consider Second Life. The first post , prompted much discussion amongst librarians and educator using Second Life and as well as disagreement from some in the business press.)

US Congress in Second Life!

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Photo from article by Adam Reuters, Reuters Second Life Bureau and used with permission. This morning I came across a blog by Adam Reuters summarizing the two other blog posts I pointed to the other day on the topic of " Gauging Second Life Hype Cycle" (BTW, according to the article, a spokeswoman for Gartner said that the firm has not officially assigned Second Life a position on its Hype Cycle, but is examining the issue.).

Second Life and Alzheimer's Exhibit Coming to Second Life

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There is so much happening in Second Life with nonprofits, educational institutions, museums, and libraries that it is hard to keep up. The amazing Wayne MacPhail has been helping the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and Second Life Library 2.0 curator Shadow Fugazi put together a photo exhibition in Second Life. Machinima are movies filmed inside virtual worlds like Second Life.

Virtual Morocco in Second Life

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That's my avatar with a fez I pocked up in Virtual Morocco in Second Life, a student project! I've been curious what a virtual Angkor Wat or other cultural wonders of the world look like in Second Life? How could explore culture in a virtual environment as a learning experience that is connected to a real life experience?

Plone Conference in Second Life

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I happen to find this photo in Jon Stahl's flickr stream (nice set of photos here ) Looks like the plone conference was also streamed into Second Life (more about it here ). Live Stream! Originally uploaded by jonstahl. The wiki has a good set of instructions on how to use tags to promote the conference

Second Life As Alice In Wonderland

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And one of these tools is Second Life , the most prominent online 3D virtual world where users can meet and socialize using voice and text chat for free. We asked GreenTech volunteer Michael Hodges to sign up and try out different things in Second Life like find the Nonprofit Commons Island and befriend 'avatars' there.

World Vision in Second Life

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The Second Life build is a virtual representation of their alternative gift catalogue Communities in remote areas of the world request particular items, say a cow or a pig. You can to it in Second Life here Now I have a choice between a giving a real world cow or a virtual one like the one I am sitting on a virtual representation of a cow that is in one of the gifts I can purchase from World Vision.

Best Practices for Nonprofits in Second Life

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Friday, February 8, 8:30AM PST, Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater in Second Life. The year 2007 was a remarkable year for charitable and civil society activity in Second Life -- from the launch of the 32-office Plush Nonprofit Commons to the record US$100,000 raised by the SL Relay for Life. On Friday, February 8, from 8:30-9:30AM PST, there will be presentation and discussion on " Best Practices for Non-profits in Second Life."

Check Out Second Life with the EcoCommons One Year Anniversary

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Nonprofit Commons in Second Life's environmentally-focused EcoCommons turns a year old this Earth Week! Join us for a special Earth Day EcoCommons event featuring environmental organizations from around the world in Second Life on Friday at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time. read more.

Berkman Island on Second Life

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(Click through to the larger version to read the poster) I've been going to meetings on information island at the TechSoup area in Second Life where a small group of avatars interested in nonprofits and Second Life have been busy working on some exciting plans lead by Susan Tenby of TechSoup. So, I was delighted to discover that Harvard's Berkman Center will have a presence in Second Life.

Live Blogging the Second Life Event at Netsquared

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I live blogged the session on Second Life here at Netsquared. I especially enjoyed Rik Riel's presentation about Global Kids work in Second Life | View | Upload your own.

Nonprofits Celebrate New Home in Second Life

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PT/SLT, in their new locations at the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life. s first virtual millionaire, Anshe Chung, this nonprofits-only space, managed by TechSoup, creates and houses a community of nonprofits in the online virtual world of Second Life. The Gala event will be a mixed-reality launch party, complete with networking, a panel of speakers (featuring Susan Tenby of TechSoup and Jeska Dzwigalski of Linden Lab in the live-event, and Anshe Chung in Second Life).

Second Life vs My Real One

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Deborah Weil flagged this single-page parody of Second Life, Get A First Life. Second Life - compare this page - is the virtual world that a handful of not-for-profits have dabbled in over recent months, which I have been following on this blog. The jury is still out on Second Life, of course. I’m still getting over a bit of a head cold (read “man flu&# ), but this cheered me up.

Photography and Machinima on Second Life

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Several months ago, I made my first Second Life Machinima, " I'm a Pianist In Second Life " after discovering Robbie Dingo 's instruments. (I I was little afraid that I might end up not only wasting time making music videos in Second Life, but actually composing a theme song. Be sure to check out the growiong list NMC second life media collection here ).

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!

First Thoughts on Second Life

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I've been listening with one ear to the buzz about Second Life and non-profits for a while now, and paying it very little attention. The interest in using Second Life for online community building in the non-profit space has been high lately, and not just on the geeky fringe. The American Cancer Society recently held a virtual Relay for Life fundraiser on SL that raised over $40,000 in pledges!

Harvard's Berkman Center: Second Life Course

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as an Extension/Distance education through virtual world Second Life. live interactive sessions with remote students in Second Life. Watch the trailer! Via the Berkman newsletter: This semester, Prof. Charles Nesson, co-founder of the Berkman Center, and. Rebecca Nesson will be offering a historic new course at Harvard and online. "CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion," will be the first Harvard course.

Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trails in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge

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The reason was because many participants in the room were participating from both Second Life and the room in San Jose, and they are doing so, in avatar form. This post was originally published on The Huffington Post on June 8, 2009. Copyright © 2009, Inc. The setting was an amphitheater filled with attendees from around the globe.

TechSoup in Second Life Video on DoGooderTV!

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Nonprofits and Second Life and Other Games

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Blogger Wagner James Au who reports on Second Life is seated next to Susan.) The TechSoup Virtual Office at Second Life take by Jeska Linden. But can games like Second Life be a useful tool for social change? Techsoup, a project from CompuMentor, is the technology place for nonprofits on the Web) So it makes sense that they should open a virtual office on Second Life. Technorati Tags: second_life , sl , secondlife

nfp 2.0 » Save the Children offers yak a Second Life

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Steve Bridger : It’s blogging Nick, but not as you know it :) Nick Booth : Monitoring this feed has felt like listening to the skies for alien life. 1) myspace (1) nspcc (2) oxfam (2) podcast (1) second life (5) social impact (6) social media (16) social networking (6) storytelling (6) tagging (3) web 2.0 (18) Another study identified that the way we behave physically in real life is mirrored in a virtual environment.

A Second Life for nonprofits? | Beaconfire Wire

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) to Second Life (the virtual world with nearly 5 million “residents&# ). What are other nonprofits doing in Second Life? American Cancer Society raised $40,000 with a virtual walk-a-thon in Second Life. Second Life has a very helpful Non-Profits Wiki page with all sorts of resources that are just begging to be explored. (I 3 Responses to “A Second Life for nonprofits?&#

Step into a Van Gogh Painting in Second Life

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Tressis is a Dutch company with experience in Virtual Worlds and has been an interactive exhibit of Van Gogh paintings in Second Life. You can actually step into the painting itself. To visit directly, click here

Kiva in Second Life: Interview With Official SL Volunteers

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Second Life volunteer: Julles Boucher , a micro-finance organization, has funded nearly 17,0000 loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries and last week crossed the $11 million rank. With the assistance of dedicated volunteers, Kiva also maintains a presence on different social networking sites and has recently established a presence on Second Life through the Techsoup Nonprofits Commons Project.

Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Survives Griefing Attack

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" Griefing can be a problem in Second Life, although it does not happen at every location all the time. For example, at the BlogHer in Second Life panels and social events no problems were report as indicated by this report by VintFalken and the Information Literacy Weblog. They don't enjoy Second Life the way you or I enjoy Second Life. Photo by Peacemaker.

Free Webinar May 13: Using Second Life to Collaborate and Connect

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The virtual world of Second Life is a platform that is a 24/7 always-on online community where the world’s content is entirely user-generated. It's an exciting medium that is becoming more ubiquitous and TechSoup's Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is the community to teach nonprofits and NGOs how to collaborate and get acquainted with working to raise funds, augment your communications, and procure volunteers in this cutting-edge environment.

Relay for Life in Second LIfe

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England 06 Originally uploaded by randalcmoss. Well, Randall didn't let us down with the report: [link] The event raised $40,000 USD. Here is an article about the event. Here's the flickr collection [link

Best Practices for Nonprofits: Engaging Youth in Second Life

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Global Kids , a nonprofit that worked virtually with a group of youth in Teen Second Life last summer on their chosen issue of child sex trafficking, shares its best practices for nonprofits. who want to work in Second Life. Bonus link: Global Kids Guide To Presenting in Second Life

More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Nonprofit 2.0 , Second Life , nptech More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) 12.12.06 | 154 14 Comments [link] More+proof+Second+Life+is+a+boondoggle+%28well%2C+sort+of%29 2006-12-13+04%3A21%3A50 Allan+Benamer Hilarious yet fascinating blog post about the energy consumption of an avatar in Second Life… courtesy of the Come on people, get off the Second Life bandwagon, it’s a long-term loser.

Online Discussion About Second Life and Nonprofits on Social Edge

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Susan Tenby and Paul Lamb from Man on a Mission Consulting are hosting an online conversation about Second Life and Nonprofits over at [link] You're invited

Web 2.0 Nonprofit 2.0 Widgets Org 2.0 Second Life | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Second Life 12.07.06 | 150 2 Comments [link] Web+2.0+%3C%3E+Nonprofit+2.0+%3C%3E+Widgets+%3C%3E+Org+2.0+%3C%3E+Second+Life 3C%3E+Second+Life 2006-12-07+08%3A28%3A37 Allan+Benamer Ok, it’s time to be a contrarian. I’ve seen a lot of blog postings in the nonprofit tech and marketing sector lately about Org 2.0 , widgets , Second Life and Web 2.0

Second Life Joins Worldwide Effort to End Child Hunger

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This year, for the first time, Walk the World will also take place in Second Life. On the screens at the Auditorium they will have live feeds from the real life walk from all over the world. There will also be an opportunity to donate to help end child hunger in real life by donating in donation boxes surrounding the Auditorium. WHO: Anybody in Second Life WHEN: 13 May 2007 WHERE: Pooley auditorium, Borrowdale sim SIGNUP: [link].

Yi-Tan Community Call #101: Real Life in Second Life

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world Second Life keeps popping up. Second Life's VP of. What can we learn about the future of life from. Second Life? there's more: we'll be in Second Life, too. See Second Life Resources for details. via an email from the yi-tan google group forwarded by John Smith The popular 3D online. It has bands , hotels , vendors selling virtual wares , a newspaper , a real-money economy (it's called. RMT ) and more.

Come Celebrate the Official Launch of the EcoCommons in Second Life Tomorrow!

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This was originally posted on the Nonprofit Commons: Nonprofits in Second Life Blog. Join in the official launch of the EcoCommons in Second Life! Pacific , on the new EcoCommons island in Second Life. EcoCommons is a virtual location (sim) designed for environmental organizations in the 3D virtual world of Second Life. House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming , and will be broadcast live from Second Life.

Henry Jenkins discusses participatory media in Second Life

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Henry Jenkins made his first official appearance in Second Life visiting the Teen version, known as the "Teen Grid," where the Global Kids Island is hosting an event, A World Fit for Children Festival. teams of kids have attended seminars (in Second Life) from UNICEF on world issues, and the kids are building exhibits with their ideas for solutions. s what you do in Second Life that???s s nothing intrinsically educational about Second Life.

Update on ACS Relay for Life in Second Life

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The American Cancer Society's 2nd Relay for Life in Second Life will take place on July 22-23rd. Nonetheless, it is interesting read the SL Relay for Life Blogs. What will the future of fundraising and awareness raising bring for nonprofits in Second Life What is fascinating is that according SL journalist Wagner James Au the event has raised the equivalent of $11,000 (Linden dollars) - nearly a month before the event.