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Virtual Worlds: SecondLife and abilities



I met a soulmate at Connecting Up 2007 CISA conference in Adelaide – David N Wallace. We had a semi-heated discussion about blogs (they ARE SO 1-2-many!) and then rolled our collective eyes at AUCDs renewed push to create artificial Sensis-sponsored communities around geo-locales. More on that later.

Checking out his personal blog and then his other one, I found a link to this article from EurekaStreet about SecondLife and people with disabilities. Which was coincidental because I had a discussion about the good bad and ugly re: virtual world and abilities/disabilities with someone annoying recently. I was trying to remember the details about blind people navigating around Secondlife using slURLs. Anyone know what I’m talking about? No? Ah well, nvm.

Fez Rutherford blog on SecondLife and disabilities here. Yes Second Life is annoying and materialistic and full of sex and fashion but…

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

2 thoughts on “Virtual Worlds: SecondLife and abilities

  1. Hey Laurel, I was hoping to meet you at cu07 but just ran out of time. It turns out that Dave (LifeKludger) Wallace, you and I share an interesting ‘munge’ connection via ‘UncleNick’ Hodge.

    We have all been on the Geek Stories.

    If you dig a little deeper you will find that Dave is onto a potentially world changing idea with his LifeKludger vision.

    Fang – Mike Seyfang

  2. Aww gee Fang..now there ya go,.bringing up geek stories. best be careful talking about something different after Laurel already set the agenda!

    (sorry, this obtuse comment was a dig reflecting something Laurel said about the blogger setting the agenda) 🙂

    Oh..and Laurel, what’s your av name in sl?

    Dave

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