Be especially aware of road safety this week, and say a special prayer of remembrance on Sunday, November 15, for those people touched by the tragedy of an automotive accident.
Every Monday at 2pm SLT/PST, Second Life personality Cybergrrl Oh
interviews a company or organization representative and takes a tour of
their build or sim. The guest this week will be AskPatty.com, Patty
Streeter Tune in to SLCN.tv to watch the show live on the Web or visit
Athena Isle to watch it inworld on the big screen by going to http://slurl.com/secondlife/Athena%20Isle/44/43/23.
Cybergrrl Oh will be taking a guided tour of Motorability Island with Patty Streeter at the AskPatty.com coffee house, Wonderland Cardin a certified Female Friendly car dealership in Second Life, Fairground and Dirt Field Speedway racing demo and the UnitedSpinal.org Welcome Center.
You can also download the show from iTunes. Visit the show blog at http://realbizinsl.blogspot.com.
Join us for the show Monday 2pm SLT here in Second Life:
http //slurl com/secondlife/Athena%20Isle/51/48/23
BlogHer's annual conference is like no other -- it is the thrilling diversity of the blogosphere come to life! Thousands of women Bloggers have assembled in San Francisco to experience technical labs, educational workshops, intense discussion sessions, relevant sponsors, speakers from every corner of the blogosphere, and plenty of opportunities to network and socialize.
And in Second Life, hundreds of other women are enjoying a virtual version of the conference, featuring both live streaming of the BlogHer 2008 keynotes, and exclusive in-world programming by, for, and about Second Lifers.
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 our own Jody DeVere on the panel as Patty Streeter inworld, pictured to the right), panel discussions on using Second Life as an Educational/Training Tool, and using Second Life for Good in the real world.
BlogHer's annual conference begins July 18, 2008, and once again Ask Patty is a proud sponsor of BlogHer in Second Life. BlogHer is one of the top womenâs online networks and the number-one guide to blogs by women. Patty Streeter aka Jody DeVere, CEO/President of AskPatty.com will be speaking on Friday, July 18th 12:45 - 2pm (SLT) at the BlogHer Second Life conference session "Second Life and Security."
BlogHer's annual conference is like no other -- it is the thrilling diversity of the blogosphere come to life!
Featuring technical labs, educational workshops, intense discussion sessions, relevant sponsors, speakers from every corner of the blogosphere, established and new, and plenty of opportunities to network and socialize.
Appropriate for anyone and everyone who's interested in any kind of blogging, from the personal to the professional to the political.
What do you get when you cross tech-savvy moms with a road trip? You get a play-by-play like you’ve never seen before. As we mentioned, BlogHer is coming up. Some moms from the Silicon Valley Moms Group decided to drive, starting in D.C. and picking up other moms on the way to San Francisco for BlogHer.
It’s going to be a crazy, wild ride and it looks like they are already having a blast. If you’re not following their journey, you should. And once they get to BlogHer, you can sign up for BlogHer in Second Life (of which Ask Patty is a sponsor) and get in on some of the other fun, too.
What can these moms do to be safe on the road?
Take lots of breaks, get out and stretch so you don’t get tired. While the blogging, video, and the rest are fun, make sure you don’t distract your driver! Remember to wear a headset while you’re using your cell phone in the car. Obey all speed limits and posted signs. With all of that technology aboard, we’re sure they’ll have no trouble getting help if they need it.
GM offered vehicles to other BlogHer attendees who wanted to carpool. I’m wishing I had found some ladies in San Diego and Los Angeles to make the drive with me, especially since I am traveling with the baby. GM has done a lot of blogger and social media outreach and we’re looking forward to what they plan to do next!
Cars! A passion, a hobby, and a culture. It all comes together for Second Life residents on Motorability Island in Second Life.
United Spinal Association’s 7-sim Motorability Island, formerly Pontiac’s Motorati Island, is set for its grand opening on Saturday the 29th of March - however it’s open to the public now. Fashion Cars and Avatars is the theme for the event.
All proceeds go to UnitedSpinal.org.
Event proceeds, sales of goods and services from commercial enterprise and sponsorships will contribute to raise awareness and provide funding to support United Spinal Association programs in the virtual and real world.
Cars! A passion, a hobby, and a culture. It all comes together for United Spinal members on Motorability Island in Second Life.
Pontiac's Motorati Island is getting a second life by making a very generous donation of the very successful seven-region car culture island in Second Life to United Spinal Association. The newly named Motorabilty Island aims to continue catering to the car culture community in Second Life with a twist, by providing an opportunity to empower the 10,000 United Spinal Association members to join Second Life and experience car culture events and activities in this very popular virtual world.
New and experienced Second Life residents will enjoy car culture related virtual events, activities, community building, educational seminars and pure racing fun on the many original venues and race tracks re-opening in early February. Event proceeds, sales of goods, and services from commercial enterprise and sponsorships will contribute to raise awareness and provide funding to support United Spinal Association programs in the virtual and real world. Visit us in Second Life here SLURL to location.
Major sponsor and coordinating efforts by the car culture community on United Spinal's Motorability Island is Jody DeVere (aka Patty Streeter in Second Life) AskPatty's very own president and member of the board of directors for United Spinal Association. DeVere's son Joseph was involved in a tragic car accident in 2005 which resulted in paraplegia. This event created a big passion in her to help provide non-traditional recreational and quality of life programs for disabled Americans.
"I am so grateful for the opportunity to have been a participant in Pontiac's Motorati Island car culture community development in Second Life during 2007, what an awesome roller coaster learning curve experience. I want to thank Pontiac, Campfire, Leo Burnett and Electric Sheep Company for their tremendous support of all my activities related to United Spinal and AskPatty.com in Second Life ," stated DeVere. "On behalf of United Spinal Association's board of directors and its 10,000 members we are truly grateful to Pontiac and General Motors for the generosity of this wonderful gift of virtual car culture recreation and will continue to build on the foundation you so generously give for use by future Second Life residents to enjoy."
Metaversed Metanomics recently featured Jody DeVere, our very own President of AskPatty.com, in her Second Life alter-ego of Patty Streeter, speaking about AskPatty’s entry into the virtual world. Jody/Patty gives insights into her innovative business model, showing a machinima clip of our Female-Friendly program in action, and discussing the experience of buying a car from a woman's perspective.
Anyone can attend a Metanomics event from within Second Life; most take place on Metaversed Island. You can open a Second Life account for free, but you will need to have a good computer and fast internet connection. You can also see Metanomics events broadcast live on the web, at www.SLCN.tv.