Saturday, July 19, 2008
AskPatty at BootsNAll "Tight travel budget? Another world awaits you"
Since I do some Web 2.0/social media teaching and consulting work with the Every Dot Connects consortium, I make it my business to figure out new and intriguing stuff. Since I could not attend the fabulous BlogHer blogging conference in San Francisco in person this week, I did the next best thing and attended the conference on my computer, in Second Life.
I feel as though I've had an amazing trip, really, and I didn't have to pack, unpack or deal with security lines and airfare.
To those who would harrumph that this is all silly, and I should be writing things, like a good little writer, let me also point out that as I wandered the BlogHer SL Exhibitors Hall - with booths and displays from different companies, just like any conference - I stopped at conference sponsor AskPatty.com's booth (they had a virtual racetrack at BlogHer SL where you could race all kind of cars, and they sponsored the parties as well.)
AskPatty at CNN's iReport "AskPatty Kicks Up Her Feet at BlogHer in Second Life"
While BlogHers are enjoying the conference in real life at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco, Second Lifers are experiencing their own virtual version at the United Spinal Motorability Island with our own seminars focused on such subjects as Dating in Second Life, The Intersection of Blogging and Second Life, Online Security in Second Life (with http://askpatty.com's own Jody DeVere on the panel as Patty Streeter inworld), panel discussions on using Second Life as an Educational/Training Tool, and using Second Life for Good in the real world.
Read the complete "AskPatty Kicks Up Her Feet at BlogHer in Second Life" at CNN's iReport.