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November 10, 2009

Mario Andretti Schools Chevron Employees for Global Road Safety Week

Road crashes are among the leading cause of death globally and are recognized as the Number One cause of death in the industry. The devastation the loss of life and serious injury wreaks on the families, friends, communities, and victims themselves is incalculable. Yet, many road traffic crashes are preventable.

Mario_Andretti As part of Global Road Safety Week - being held November 9-14, 2009 -- Chevron is working with its employees to heighten awareness across the company of how choices as drivers, and as pedestrians, can affect the health and safety not only of ourselves, but also of others in the community. As part of this weeklong effort, Mario Andretti  -- one of the all-time kings of the Indy Car racing circuit--visited the company's San Ramon headquarters today to speak with Chevron employees about how the choices of both drivers and pedestrians impact everyone's safety. A huh-yuge advocate of driving safety, Mario also lends his hand to Bridgestone's teen safety program  with a downloadable safety booklet meant to educate young drivers.  In addition to its special event held today, Chevron is communicating all week long with all its national employees with daily messages to highlight each day's specific theme, which include Driver Fatigue, Journey Planning, Speeding, and Defensive Driving.

Remember-me-plaque The planned events for Chevron's Global Road Safety Week lead up to the United Nations World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims,  on November 15th which commemorates all those killed and injured in road crashes, along with their families, the emergency service providers, and all others affected or involved in the aftermath of automotive accidents.

Chevron also wants to spread the road safety message beyond its own employees, saying  "Everyone can each change their behavior to drive safely. We can practice defensive driving; we can exercise the willpower to stay focused on the task of driving; we can ensure we are visible to traffic if we have need to cross or step into a road; we can ensure that we are alert enough to drive, and we can choose to drive at speeds within the law and acceptable for road conditions."

Additionally, because more than 40% of all road traffic deaths occur among people younger than 25 years old, Global Road Awareness Week also focuses on educating such "young road users" as pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, novice drivers, and their passengers.

As part of its global efforts, the World Health Organization (WHO)  has created the "Road Marks" series of posters to raise awareness of ways to be safer on the road. The posters graphically illustrate their call to action and invite young people to be part of the solution: wear a helmet, never drink and drive, don't speed, wear a seatbelt, and be seen on the road. (Note: The five-poster series is available to all who organize events around the world to celebrate Road Safety Week and are available in a variety of languages.)

Global_Road_Safety-SeatBelt-poster-thumb <-Too late to fasten your seat-belt: Wearing a seatbelt reduces the risk of being ejected from a vehicle and suffering serious or fatal injury by between 40%-65%. Be part of the solution: wear a seat belt.

Global_Road_Safety-DrunkDriving-poster_thumb ->Too late to stop drinking: Consuming alcohol before driving increases the risk of a crash as well as the likelihood that death or serious injury will result. Passing a drink-driving law and enforcing it can reduce the number of road deaths by 20%.
Be part of the solution: never drink and drive.

Global_Road_Safety-Visibility-poster_thumb <-Too late to be seen: Pedestrians and cyclists can be difficult to see on the roads, which increases their risk of road traffic injuries. Wearing lightly colored or reflective clothing makes them much more visible and can help avoid collisions. Be part of the solution: be seen on the road.
 
Global_Road_Safety-Helmet-poster-thumb ->Too late to put on your helmet: Most motorcycle deaths are a result of head injuries. Wearing a motorcycle helmet correctly can cut the risk of death by almost 40%, and the risk of severe injury by 70%. Be part of the solution: wear a helmet.

Global_Road_Safety-Speeding-poster-thumb <-Too late to slow down: Speed kills all types of road users - drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. A 5% cut in average speed can reduce the number of fatal crashes by as much as 30%. Be part of the solution: don't speed.

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.

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August 17, 2008

AskPatty.com on Real Biz on SLCN.TV Monday 2pm August 18, 2008

July21_004_5 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.

Jodyandpatty Join us for the show Monday 2pm SLT here in Second Life:

http //slurl com/secondlife/Athena%20Isle/51/48/23

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July 19, 2008

AskPatty Kicks Up Her Feet at BlogHer in Second Life

Blogherconferencearea_001 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.

Pattystreeter 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.

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July 17, 2008

AskPatty Streeter to Speak at BlogHer in Second Life on Motorability Island

Blogher_logo_2 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 women’s 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.


 

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July 15, 2008

Moms on the Road: From D.C. to Cali

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.

And then they asked for sponsors. GM stepped up and provided a Chevy Tahoe Hybrid for the trip. They have GPS, cameras, mp3 players, broadband cards, and lots of chutzpah.

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!

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March 27, 2008

Fashion, Cars and Avatars Event in Second Life to Raise Awareness About Spinal Cord Injury

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.

 

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March 07, 2008

Come Race with us in Second Life on Motorability Island

Cars! A passion, a hobby, and a culture. It all comes together for United Spinal members on Motorability Island in Second Life.

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February 20, 2008

Pontiac Empowers United Spinal Association with Motorability Car Culture Island in Second Life

Motorability_overview 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.

Motorability_logo_unitedspinal "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."

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December 07, 2007

Patty Streeter Featured in Metaversed Metanomics Machinima Series in Second Life

Metaversed_2Patty_streeteer_2 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.   


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November 27, 2007

Campfire Media's Case Study on Second Life: Pontiac's Motorati Island & AskPatty

Pontiac’s Motorati in Second Life- Case Study

Pontiac has engaged consumers in a series of innovative experiences, including Pontiac’s Motorati Island, built around a “Power to the People” strategy.

We’ve been extremely sensitive to the Second Life culture. Our insight was there was little “second-generation” experiences in Second Life — ongoing entertainment experience provided by brands.

We created car culture in Second Life with virtual Pontiac cars and car-related entertainment businesses, pursuing a “Fusion” strategy with Pontiac supporting Second Life’s rapid development.

There are three elements to Motorati: 1) Six islands with free land given to 30 specially chosen auto entrepreneurs 2) sales of a virtual Solstice GXP sports car which consumers modify 3) multiple events to draw audience to Second life and Motorati Island.

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