Swedes open embassy in Second Life - CNN.com

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Interesting eventhough not a nonprofit.Swedes open embassy in Second Life - CNN.com: "STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Reuters) -- Sweden became the first country on Wednesday to open an embassy in the virtual world Second Life.Created to promote the Nordic state's image and culture, the embassy does not offer any real or virtual consular services but provides information on its real world counterparts.Second.

'Second Life' Creator Linden Lab Cuts Staff By 30 Percent | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

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Second Life' Creator Linden Lab Cuts Staff By 30 Percent | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

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Jon Stewart's Education About Charities and Second Life - Philanthropy.com

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From the Chronicle of PhilanthropyJon Stewart's Education About Charities and Second Life - Philanthropy.com: "Nonprofit fans of Second Life, an Internet game, are seeking to educate Jon Stewart about their online activism after the comedian made fun of one of them.Susan Tenby, senior manager of TechSoup, a nonprofit technology group, appeared before a Congressional panel this month to discuss

Google+, QR Codes and Second Life?

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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.

Visit NTEN in Second Life | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

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Visit NTEN in Second Life | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network: "NTEN has a new headquarters in Second Life!If If you get sick of all the face-to-face meetings at the NTC, take a break to come see what we're up to in Second Life and meet other nonprofit techies virtually

Not What You Think: Second Life Wiimote Training - Kotaku

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Not What You Think: Second Life Wiimote Training - Kotaku: "Take the innumerable possibilities present in the world of Second Life and combine them with the motion-sensing capabilities of the Nintendo Wiimote, and what do you get? If you're MIT research fellow David E. Stone, you get a highly customizable training simulator.".

Is Second Life Dead?

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Special guest post from our friends at Dell who I was recently on a panel with. link]. Enjoy!

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.

The NonProfit Times - Nonprofits Getting A Lease In Second Life

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The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Nonprofits Getting A Lease In Second Life By Marla E. Nobles America's Second Harvest (A2H) added another location to its coalition of more than 200 food banks and food-rescue organizations. But unlike the other operations, this one won't be stateside. In fact, donors will have to log on to enter its doors.

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

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

Wired Campus: Co-Founder of Second Life Says Academics Are Biggest Trailblazers in Virtual Worlds - Chronicle.com

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Wired Campus: Co-Founder of Second Life Says Academics Are Biggest Trailblazers in Virtual Worlds - Chronicle.com: "Co-Founder of Second Life Says Academics Are Biggest Trailblazers in Virtual WorldsCory Ondrejka, the co-founder of the virtual world Second Life who is now a visiting professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, said in a speech

Susan Tenby: Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trails in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge

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Susan Tenby: Nonprofits Blaze Virtual Trails in Second Life Mixed Reality Lounge: "The event I'm describing was not a costume parade or a psychedelic dance party. It was a day-long 'Mixed Reality Lounge,' hosted by the NonProfit Commons, an online community initiative of nonprofit TechSoup Global -- and part of the NetSquared Conference in San Jose -- an annual gathering that brings people

After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Some colleges that have built virtual classrooms in Second Life—the online environment where people walk around as avatars in a cartoonlike world—have started looking for an exit strategy.".

National Black Aids Awareness Day at Plush Non profit Commons | NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life

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National Black Aids Awareness Day at Plush Non profit Commons | NPSL: Nonprofits in Second Life: "National Black Aids Awareness Day at Plush Non profit CommonsSubmitted by Ricken Flow on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 14:00Come show your support for one of the hardest hit communities of HIV

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.

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.

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

RootsCamp Second Life Schedule

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RootsCampSL got underway yesterday and I attended the start up meeting. Rik has a good post here. Ruby Sinreich is one of the organizers. The session I want to attend is on November 12 from 1-2 PM PST and called "" Using Machinima for Social Change / Political Action" lead by Paul Marino. I have a board meeting for my Cambodian NGO, but I'm hoping I can make it there towards the end

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.)

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!

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.

onPhilanthropy: Second Life Fundraising: Philanthropy Dips its Toe Into Virtual Worlds

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onPhilanthropy: Second Life Fundraising: Philanthropy Dips its Toe Into Virtual Worlds : "Second Life Fundraising: Philanthropy Dips its Toe Into Virtual Worlds By: Tom Watson, 07/26/06 Soaring mountains, shimmering seas, futuristic buildings, strange vehicles flying in the air.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

Your Questions about Second Life?

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When Sibley decided to start a Second Life -focused business last year, I thought he was nuts. I now believe in Second Life, not as a game environment, but as a new platform for social interactions with people, objects, and ideas. There have been lots of posts all over the place about Second Life and museums. Sibley and I plan to discuss the potential--and barriers--for museums in Second Life. What would YOU like to know about 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).

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!

Second Life: Debunking Myths, Identifying Opportunities - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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» Thursday Sep 06 2007 Second Life: Debunking Myths, Identifying Opportunities Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 04:23PM | by James OMalley As if the hustle and bustle of real life werent enough, the booming popularity of Linden Labss online virtual world phenomenon, Second Life has provided yet another way to put off that big project just a few more hours. million total (500,000 active monthly) residents of Second Life. Whos on Second Life?

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 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

TechSoup in Second Life Video on DoGooderTV!

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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 HuffingtonPost.com, Inc. The setting was an amphitheater filled with attendees from around the globe.