Good question. But first, what on earth is Second Life?
Second Life is a 3D online world where all the content (buildings, land, clothing and pretty much anything its residents dream up) is created by the users themselves. So, it's an immersive, collaborative social space. Imagine a high-end video game in which the objective isn't to hunt aliens, but instead, to learn, shop, socialize and explore.
And exploring is just what we're doing in Second Life. We're exploring how we can learn, inform and network in a new social space with residents from all over the planet.
To do that, we've created a rabble.ca homebase in Second Life in a place called Better World Island. Better World is currently owned by Canadian Jackie Brosseuk, from Revelstoke, B.C. and was started by another Canadian, broadcaster Sue Braiden, from Windsor, Ontario.
It's also home to CARE International, the Centre for Water Studies, Camp Darfur and the Peace and Justice Centre, among other NGOs and nonprofits.
As you can see from the images, we've created a open, eco-friendly treehouse design for our new virtual home complete with furnishings and a podcast listening station! If you're with an organization that would like to host and event in our Second Life rabble.ca treehouse, please let us know. We're also looking for volunteers to help us build, furnish and event-manage the space.
We believe Second Life may be a great tool for social change. We'll keep you posted on our adventures. If you'd like to visit, you can teleport here.
If you're not a part of Second Life yet, give it a try. It's free and fascinating. Just visit the Second Life homepage and click the orange "Join Now" button.
See you in our treehouse.