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Monday, September 15, 2008


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Dusan Writer

This is AMAZING. All I can say is wow...I'm totally floored by this - great job - Global Kids need, hmm...I don't know....a Nobel Prize? Something...what they're doing is transformative.

Tria B.

News? SL IM or chat to SMS and back - gateways are used now for over 2.5 years, this is easy to realize, also with nearly zero programming skills. All the major cell phone providers offer tools for establishing such a gateway.

Daniel Voyager

I was actually at the GK "Switchboard" event yesterday at Global Kids island in TSL, taking part. The event was awsome and I really enjoyed it with everybody else. I hope there will be more of this in the upcoming months, great way to go!!!. *smiles"

I leave the Teen Grid in December and I hope that there will be something like this set up there too.

You can see my TSL snapshots of the new GK "Switchboard" event on my Flickr stream, located here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielvoyager/


Hi Tria, we're certainly not looking to re-invent the wheel. We'd love to hear about tools that do SMS text to SL like our system.

Our goal was to make something cheap and light that we could open source once it was less buggy. We didn't want to go through a cell phone company to do something that nearly everyone should be able to do. Which is why we had someone build Switchboard for us on top of the open source SLOODLE framework.

LifeFactory Writer

Delightful developments! Mobile is the way to go! Waiting for the girl in Uganda to be able to use her mobile to capture video in her neighborhood and have it uploaded/streamed into SL....

Jeff Lowe

Wonderful job, Rik and all those involved in the project. I absolutely love to see educational non-profits use tools like this to make a real difference in the lives of children worldwide. And opensourcing the results...brilliant.

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