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the RELAY for LIFE is Finally here!

Posted on July 19, 2008. Filed under: Blogging, Business N Plugs, campaign, death, DJing, First Life, philanthropy, PR, RadioRadio, Real Life, Second Life, Second Life Stuffs, United States, VR worlds | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

And RadioRadio‘s gonna be inspiring folks to walk on, donate, celebrate, remember & fight back for the entire 24 hours of the Relay with some guest* DJs even!  Times below are Pacific/SLT.

Saturday
10 a – 12 p Chet Neurocam
12 p – 2 p Miz Phobos
2 p – 4 p Sezmra Svarog
4 p – 8  p Madame Maracas (me)
8 p – 12 a TriNala (Trinity Serpentine & Nala Galatea)

Sunday
12 a – 2 a Brian Mason
2 a – 4 a Mabb Dilweg*
4 a – 6 a Predreus Twang*
6 a – 10 a Bearinthemorning Holmer*

Thanks again you all helped out so very much in all your different ways to help us help get rid of cancer!  Go Team RadioRadio!

SLURL to our campsite (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Heroes%2020/118/40/25) be sure to view other sites & Walk, Donate, Celebrate, Remember & Fight Back!

If you can’t make it “in” to Second Life to visit the campsite but would like to contribute, or simply prefer to use a credit card to make your donation, here’s a link to Team RadioRadio’s handy dandy official page for donations!

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Philip Rosedale & others testify before The House

Posted on April 1, 2008. Filed under: computers, Congress, electronic, First Life, Free Speech, hackers, hate crime, interface, metaverse, philanthropy, Politicians, Politics, PR, Real Life, Second Life, Technology, United States, VR worlds, Webcasting | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A lot of nothing, frankly to those well acquainted with what goes on in Second Life and other Virtual Worlds, however it is interesting to see and hear what the members of The House have gotten out of their direct exposure to SL and other Virtual Worlds. One mentions the source of the word “avatar” in an ominous manner as if the idiology of the term might foster terrorists. pfft.


From Wikipedia: “In
Hindu philosophy, an avatar (also spelled as avatara) (Sanskrit: अवतार, avatāra), most commonly refers to the incarnation (bodily manifestation) of a divine being (deva), or the Supreme Being (God) onto planet Earth.”

Link to a page where one may download The House Committee on Energy and Commerce video recording of a Hearing on Online Virtual Worlds: Applications and Avatars in a User-Generated Medium

Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

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SLRFL is kicking Cancer’s butt! But good!

Posted on March 19, 2008. Filed under: campaign, First Life, Grass-Roots, metaverse, philanthropy, PR, RadioRadio, Real Life, Second Life, tragedy, VR worlds | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Holy Schnikes! SLRFL (Second Life Relay For Life) is at L$4,292,497 as I write this! That would cost one about 16 grand USD to purchase that many Linden, to give you non-SL folks an idea of what kinda cash we’re talking about here.

Fund raising started at 2 pm Pacific on Saturday March 15th, and it’s about 8:30 pm Pacific on Wednesday the 19th! Our goal for the entire campaign is to raise $ 150,000 (US dollars), 20% of which will go to international “sister” Cancer Societies, 80% will stay in the USA for research, as well as to help those surviving and fighting cancer.

RadioRadio is one of the 81 teams (at last count) formed in SL to raise funds. We’re running about 18th or so as far as total funds collected but as I pointed out earlier, things are just getting going!

Frankly I’d love folks to donate to the RadioRadio team of course, but really, ANY donations going to the American Cancer Society is the point. Who doesn’t want to see all cancer eliminated, relegated to the history books?

More to come!

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Doonesbury Does SL!

Posted on September 9, 2007. Filed under: clever, First Life, philanthropy, Second Life |

Check out this Second Life relevant Doonesbury strip … it’s dead on!

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MacArthur Foundation & SL

Posted on July 9, 2007. Filed under: business, corporations, First Life, movers and shakers, philanthropy, PR, Real Life, Second Life, sponsorship, VR worlds |

Yes, THAT MacArthur Foundation. Uh huh. Click here to read the NY Times article about the MacArthur Foundation and other major 1st world philanthropic organizations involvement in Second Life.

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