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Friday, November 14, 2008

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Christophe Hugo

I am sure working for free as a community organizer will really sound appealing to the millions of people currently losing their RL job.

Ann Otoole

No thanks. However well intentioned such a thing might start out, a self/buddies appointed "organizer" will support only their own interests. Just like real life.

Trust me on this...

You do not want to introduce formal politics into Secondlife. Ever.

rudi dutschke

get lost, mrs. otoole

Unguent Whitfield

a) Sarah who??
b) rudi by name, rudi by nature....
c) social organising could be another step towards the disneyfication of the grid.
If I want to watch a cartoon I go to WoW.

Yuvi

There's just too much injustice in the real world, even in Back of the Yards today in Chicago where Saul started. When considering the needs of avatars controlled by technologicaly literate humans sitting comfortably in front of their computers against those of the poor and uneducated and exploited in my city...gah.

Hamlet Au

I respect where you're coming from, Yuvi, but SL does have a lot of social good features that make it more complicated than that. For starters, many SLers are not sitting at home "comfortably"-- they're housebound in wheelchairs and other disabled states, and this is their portal to a larger community.

Maggie Darwin

Um...I hadn't noticed there was a shortage of rabble-rousers in-world.

"We need to find a way to represent our many divergent interests and needs to LL, in a way that makes it possible for them to hear us clearly."

Ah, I hear the mating call of the Ruffled Collectivist!

Christophe, you didn't really think those pursuing this weren't planning on monetizing their Selfless Labors On Behalf Of The Common Good, did you?

After all, it worked for Obama...

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