Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Teens make a difference in a virtual world

Even Unicef has embraced the virtual world and has used it to provide a meeting place or forum for the teens of the world. Teens came together in a special under 18s space in Second life to discuss their concerns about the future.

They have used their avatars to meet and converse just as in a conference that would have been organised in the physical world, although in this instance they are not bounded by physical boundaries.

A meeting like this a number of years ago would not have been possible. The expense alone would have prevented many from attending. Is this another positive consequence of the flat world, as coined by Thomas Friedman.

You can view the website and some video info at this link ...

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