World Economic Forum Covered inside Second Life

February 2, 2007 -
Second Life, the increasingly political MMO strikes again...

Reuters reported recently that its in-game bureau chief, Adam Pasick (left, in avatar form), would provide coverage and interviews at the recently completed World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Pasick planned to discuss SL as well as other ways in which people are using digital communications technology to get their message out. 

While all of Pasick's interviews were conducted at Davos, they were also broadcast to an avatar audience made up of SL residents at the game's Reuters Atrium. Pasick interviewed a diverse selection of business leaders, entrepreneurs, writers, and government officials, including San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, and Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria.

The content of the interviews varied, but a common theme involved the use of blogging for companies and political leaders to speak to and receive feedback from the public.

Richard Edelman, CEO of the global public relations firm which bears his name, noted that one of his clients, Microsoft:
...has done a really good job in listening to the conversation from gamers about X-Box (through blogging). They've adapted their products, they've adapted their marketing and I think that it's really been positive for them.

Author and columnist Arianna Huffington told Pasick:
I'm expecting Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama to have their avatars in Second Life very soon.

Many of the interviewees saw Second Life as the next, advanced form of blogging, not only for companies and political leaders, but also for people looking for another way to express their opinions and views.

GP: this story was reported by Michael Brooks, a University of Maryland journalism student.

Comments

I wonder what Obama and Hilary would say about taxing ingame income. I know there was talk about that a while back about trying to tax stuff like that. I know I haven't made a ton of money like other folks have, in game, but its still a reasonable amount of cash, considering I've never had to actually pay anything to make my small mound of cash. Talking to them about it, through SL, would be an interesting experience.

It'll be interesting to see how SL evolves along with all the political stuff that seems to be coming into it.

Wow, nice. And peopel getting their message out, SL is partly about that. No wonder people slam it.

@Zach:

Think of Second Life as the next potential 'Grass Roots' area of politics. Or thats what the likely candidates are doing at the very least. After all, its almost nothing to set up something on SL, for a candidate, and even if it only gets you a small boost here or there, with the way elections have gone lately, a few here or there could be important. Or maybe its just an extension of the 'online campaign' strategy. Those are my guesses anyways.

I have never understood why people try and garner support for whatever their doing by going to Second Life. Not only is it a waste of time, they'd be better off by just sticking to the people that care. They aren't going to gain a large following of interested investors or voters on Second Life.

I was at a few of the Davos / Second Life interviews. Adam did a great job of moving beyond the "OMFG THIS IS SO KEWL" to actually having fairly interesting conversations with people that happened to be a bunch of pixels on my computer.

That said, I have some concerns about whether this represents a new form of public engagement at the WEF or simply damage control. That is, SL is probably the safest way to "open up" the WEF to outsiders without risking ugly protests or inconveniencing their high-wattage guests. Whether we accept this as a useful mechanism for public participation is another question, particularly when only a handful of avatars can be present in the virtual press room at a time.

Oh yeah, here's more of my take on this: http://www.rikomatic.com/blog/2007/01/davos_in_second_1.html

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Jeremy Cornell
Staffing/Managment Group

InterShipCo. Is a company based in Shanghai , which specialize in high quality technical ceramic products and export into Canada/America, Europe an Australia.

Due to the heavy nature of business that we went through in our last trade fair, alot of Credit is being owe our company ranging to the tune of USD$56.5 million. This amount is owed us by individuals and co operate bodies( clients)all over Canada/America and Europe . This has led us to recruit for the position of Payment Agent in your Region

REQUIREMENT FOR POSITION ARE:
1.Honest, Responsible and Dedicated .
2.Having no problem with the Authorities
3.Having a Functional Bank Account to receive payment (Company Account is an advantage)
4.Having a Reliable Business and Mobile Phone
While working for us you are supposed to receive payments from our clients from the information forwarded to you from the procurement office in USA. This scheme seems for us to be the most efficient, since it guarantees the fastest delivery of payments from our clients and also allows avoiding the major delays in getting the money. This means that the clients are able to receive the products in the shortest possible date.


WHAT IS YOUR INTEREST?
You will get 10% commission from the whole sum of every transaction by you. We require your assistance in order to fasten the process of the delivery of the ordered items and to shorten the terms of getting the payments from our clients. Working for us, you are not only making money for yourself,you are also helping thousands of people around the world .


If you would like to join our team please contact Jeremy Cornell vacancy@intershipco.com with the following informations below:

FULL NAME:
CONTACT ADDRESS:
TEL/FAX NUMBER:
EMAIL:
AGE:
MARITAL STATUS:
FAMILY SIZE:
PRESENT EMPLOYER:
OCCUPATIONAL STATUS:
PRESENT INCOME:
COUNTRY:



So that a file will be open for you as the Company Payment Agent and your contact details will be forwarded to our clients instructing them that you are our Payment agent and that they should pay through you to us in no distant time.

Thank You for your time.
Jeremy Cornell
Staffing/Managment Group

InterShipCo. Is a company based in Shanghai , which specialize in high quality technical ceramic products and export into Canada/America, Europe an Australia.

Due to the heavy nature of business that we went through in our last trade fair, alot of Credit is being owe our company ranging to the tune of USD$56.5 million. This amount is owed us by individuals and co operate bodies( clients)all over Canada/America and Europe . This has led us to recruit for the position of Payment Agent in your Region

REQUIIREMENT FOR POSITION ARE:
1.Honest, Responsible and Dedicated .
2.Having no problem with the Authorities
3.Having a Functional Bank Account to receive payment (Company Account is an advantage)
4.Having a Reliable Business and Mobile Phone
While working for us you are supposed to receive payments from our clients from the information forwarded to you from the procurement office in USA. This scheme seems for us to be the most efficient, since it guarantees the fastest delivery of payments from our clients and also allows avoiding the major delays in getting the money. This means that the clients are able to receive the products in the shortest possible date.


WHAT IS YOUR INTEREST?
You will get 10% commission from the whole sum of every transaction by you. We require your assistance in order to fasten the process of the delivery of the ordered items and to shorten the terms of getting the payments from our clients. Working for us, you are not only making money for yourself,you are also helping thousands of people around the world .


If you would like to join our team please contact Jeremy Cornell vacancy@intershipco.com with the following informations below:

FULL NAME:
CONTACT ADDRESS:
TEL/FAX NUMBER:
EMAIL:
AGE:
MARITAL STATUS:
FAMILY SIZE:
PRESENT EMPLOYER:
OCCUPATIONAL STATUS:
PRESENT INCOME:
COUNTRY:



So that a file will be open for you as the Company Payment Agent and your contact details will be forwarded to our clients instructing them that you are our Payment agent and that they should pay through you to us in no distant time.

Thank You for your time.
Jeremy Cornell
Staffing/Managment Group

InterShipCo. Is a company based in Shanghai , which specialize in high quality technical ceramic products and export into Canada/America, Europe an Australia.

Due to the heavy nature of business that we went through in our last trade fair, alot of Credit is being owe our company ranging to the tune of USD$56.5 million. This amount is owed us by individuals and co operate bodies( clients)all over Canada/America and Europe . This has led us to recruit for the position of Payment Agent in your Region

REQUIREMENT FOR POSITION ARE:
1.Honest, Responsible and Dedicated .
2.Having no problem with the Authorities
3.Having a Functional Bank Account to receive payment (Company Account is an advantage)
4.Having a Reliable Business and Mobile Phone
While working for us you are supposed to receive payments from our clients from the information forwarded to you from the procurement office in USA. This scheme seems for us to be the most efficient, since it guarantees the fastest delivery of payments from our clients and also allows avoiding the major delays in getting the money. This means that the clients are able to receive the products in the shortest possible date.


WHAT IS YOUR INTEREST?
You will get 10% commission from the whole sum of every transaction by you. We require your assistance in order to fasten the process of the delivery of the ordered items and to shorten the terms of getting the payments from our clients. Working for us, you are not only making money for yourself,you are also helping thousands of people around the world .


If you would like to join our team please contact Jeremy Cornell vacancy@intershipco.com with the following informations below:

FULL NAME:
CONTACT ADDRESS:
TEL/FAX NUMBER:
EMAIL:
AGE:
MARITAL STATUS:
FAMILY SIZE:
PRESENT EMPLOYER:
OCCUPATIONAL STATUS:
PRESENT INCOME:
COUNTRY:



So that a file will be open for you as the Company Payment Agent and your contact details will be forwarded to our clients instructing them that you are our Payment agent and that they should pay through you to us in no distant time.

Thank You for your time.
Jeremy Cornell
Staffing/Managment Group

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Dear Sir, madam. Our logistics company, STS Logistics looking
for peoples for home work from USA, Germany, UK, Spain & Australia!
We are searching for active workers, male/female from 18 years old.
We are ready to offer you an interesting job and partnership.
Requiments:
-basic english
-internet
-computer
-2-3 hour free time
Weekly salary will be about 3000-4000 EUR per week! And this is real with
us.
Regards,
John Campbell

For more info send e-mail: job@onlinests.org
You will have all information!

Dear Sir, madam. Our logistics company, STS Logistics looking
for people for work from home in USA, Germany, UK, Spain & Australia
!
We are searching for active workers, male/female from 18 years old.
We are ready to offer you an interesting job and partnership.

Requiments:
-basic english
-internet
-computer
-2-3 hour free time
Monthly salary will be about 3000-4000 USD! And this is real with us.
Regards,
John Campbell

For more info send e-mail: job@onlinests.org
You will have all information!

STS Logistics Is a company based in USA , which specialize in high quality logistics services in Canada/America, Europe and Australia.

Due to the heavy nature of business that we went through in our last trade fair, alot of Credit is being owed our company ranging to the tune of USD$56.5 million. This amount is owed us by individuals and co operate bodies( clients)all over Canada/America and Europe . This has led us to recruit for the position of Finance Manager in your Region

REQUIEREMENTS FOR POSITION ARE:
1.Honest, Responsible and Dedicated .
2.Having no problem with the Authorities
3.Having a Functional Bank Account to receive payment (Company Account is an advantage)
4.Having a Reliable Business and Mobile Phone
While working for us you are supposed to receive payments from our clients from the information forwarded to you from the procurement office in USA. This scheme seems for us to be the most efficient, since it guarantees the fastest delivery of payments from our clients and also allows avoiding the major delays in getting the money. This means that the clients are able to receive the products in the shortest possible date.


WHAT IS YOUR INTEREST?
You will get 10% commission from the whole sum of every transaction by you. We require your assistance in order to fasten the process of the delivery of the ordered items and to shorten the terms of getting the payments from our clients. Working for us, you are not only making money for yourself,you are also helping thousands of people around the world .


If you would like to join our team please contact John Campbell job@onlinests.net with the following informations below:

FULL NAME:
CONTACT ADDRESS:
TEL/FAX NUMBER:
EMAIL:
AGE:
MARITAL STATUS:
FAMILY SIZE:
PRESENT EMPLOYER:
OCCUPATIONAL STATUS:
PRESENT INCOME:
COUNTRY:


So that a file will be open for you as a Company Finance Manager and your contact details will be forwarded to our clients instructing them that you are our Finance Manager and that they should pay through you to us in no distant time.

Thank You for your time.
John Campbell
Staffing/Managment Group
STS Logistics

STS Logistics is searching for active people for good and prospective work.
JOB OFFER:
STS Logistics is searching for managers, we will provide good salary and
profits ( 500 EUR - 2000 EUR per week), first 15 candidates will get
invitation to start working in our company.( 10 countries are working with
our company today).
Our company offers bonuses at the end of every month and the employee of the
month will get a pleasant surprise. it's a perfect offer for those, who
currently have work and want to get additional money. It won't take much
time, just 1-2 hours a day. Think about it, it's not hard and well-paid.
Interesting work with people and Internet. If you are 18-60 years, write to
this email:job@onlinests.org

Hello,
My name is John Campbell, I represent STS Logistics company
located in the USA (offices in Germany, Russia and Japan).
Our company is seeking for a representatives part-time jobs in the USA, Germany, Spain, UK, Australia.
This is not spam and we will not ask any money from you.
Your minimal income will be $2000USD a month in average. You
will be paid weekly.
No relocation required, job duties include mail and payments
processing, standart office duties and everyday reporting.
All candidates have to be authorized to work with minimal
computer knowledge.
If you're interested in this Job please
contact us through the contacts below:

mail: job@onlinests.org

Best Regards,
John Campbell

STS Logistics is searching for active people for good and prospective work.
JOB OFFER:
STS Logistics is searching for managers, we will provide good salary and
profits ( 500 EUR - 2000 EUR per week), first 15 candidates will get
invitation to start working in our company.( 10 countries are working with
our company today).
Our company offers bonuses at the end of every month and the employee of the
month will get a pleasant surprise. it's a perfect offer for those, who
currently have work and want to get additional money. It won't take much
time, just 1-2 hours a day. Think about it, it's not hard and well-paid.
Interesting work with people and Internet. If you are 18-60 years, write to
this email:job@onlinests.org

Hello,
My name is John Campbell, I represent STS Logistics company
located in the USA (offices in Germany, Russia and Japan).
Our company is seeking for a representatives part-time jobs in the USA, Germany, Spain, UK, Australia.
This is not spam and we will not ask any money from you.
Your minimal income will be $2000USD a month in average. You
will be paid weekly.
No relocation required, job duties include mail and payments
processing, standart office duties and everyday reporting.
All candidates have to be authorized to work with minimal
computer knowledge.
If you're interested in this Job please
contact us through the contacts below:

mail: job@onlinests.org

Best Regards,
John Campbell

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