I belong to the Real Life Education group in Second Life. Thought I might help a few members by posting these:

Volunteers Needed For… (sorry can’t read the rest, window doesn’t expand)
Hello again everyone,

Putting out a call again for those interested in taking part in my visitor survey for my dissertation on virtual museum exhibitions.

The survey involves you looking around the exhibition and then answering some questions…it takes about 30-40 minutes all up to complete.

Let me know through IM if you are interested (VirLucis Hush) or just come on down to the plot and see if I’m there 🙂

Thanks in advance for those who help out!

p.s. if requested, a minimal payment of 25L is given

VirLucis Hush

I couldn’t find DeathByDesign or any variation, so I can’t post the SLURL here. I can’t copy-and-post some stuff. Grrr – sucky interface design.
Another one:

Interviewees for Research Needed.
Hello,

I’m doing research for my third year university project and I’m looking for a few people to interview. The project is about THE GEOGRAPHIES OF ONLINE VIRTUAL WORLDS, focusing on three areas of study –

– How online spaces are VALUED
– How they COMPARE to other spaces (real or online)
– If they are ENCODED with any themes (such as gender or race)

If you interested in an interview lasting 20-30 minutes then please give me a message and we’ll arrange a time.

Thanks,

Nyer Raymaker

Some of these are offering $25.00 (Linden Dollars).
For those that are interested, Second Life has long been considered an open community. Albeit with that sucky interface and navigation. I heard a while ago, someone was building hooks back into Joomla! the community CMS. World of Warcraft is a closed community. They will delete your account if you try and bring stuff out from WoW onto eBAy. I kinda like it that way – sometimes.

Me, as a Nun, about to scare the bejesus out of the sex revellers in Second Life 😛

And I haven’t changed my mind about Second Life. It still is (and was 2 years ago when I joined) a site primarily for sex. Preferably furry sex. THEN for fashion and dance (goes with the sex). THEN corporates – cos they go where the crowd goes. If you want traffic to your corporate installation, build it in the sex warehouses. Seriously. Otherwise, you get what you paid for – a cheap and easy way of getting press/media without actually getting to customers in any great numbers. But the education minority is doing some interesting experiments. If I was advising your company’s entrance into Second Life, I would say “forget mass marketing and think trust-building, brand uplifting and start helping the SL education groups out by sponsoring their studies and research” I probably wouldn’t tell you to build in the sex warehouse. Heh.

Even if you aren’t into virtual worlds and vm economies that much, Thursday’s Fictions on AFTRS Island (and supported by the Australia Council Literature Board) should be cool. Run by the ubiquitous Aussie Gary Hazlitt (Hayes) – didn’t he do ABC Island and/or Telstra BigPond too?