End of the miniLegends?

Al Upton has been asked to take down his blog for his grade 3 kiddos and has complied. He obtained permissions slips from parents and has violated no laws. The concerns stemmed from one parent’s concern regarding the fact his child’s photo was on the internet (despite the fact that permission slips were issued) and the fact that there were calls made to experienced adult bloggers to mentor the children blogging. The blog was disabled…

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One (giant) Leap Day

On 29 February 2004, I hadn’t heard of Second Life, had dimly heard of machinima, would have thought a mashup involved potatoes and turned my nose up at computer games. Flicker was what candles did. On 29 February 2008, I was dancing, laughing and talking in Second Life on the island of jokaydia (SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/jokaydia/100/150/23/ ) where I rent a plot of virtual land. I used a virtual camera to record the event so that…

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Tools to make Second Life events easier

Event planning in Second Life shares some of the challenges of real world events – invitations, timing, venues, keeping guests amused and interested – yet due to time differences, lag, full spaces and new interfaces — it has its own unique set of challenges. Communication becomes vital to Second Life events and while technical issues and restarts are going to be beyond your control, the issues of time and space can be managed with two…

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